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Fragment of tapestry

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Fragment. Irregularly hexagonal fragment. Warp of alternately single and paired linen threads. Woolen wefts. Design shows eagle with light and dark green neck, wings, legs and tail; body and upper portion of wings patterned with violet diamonds containing ochre diamonds on a light violet ground,...

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Bequest of Thomas Whittemore

Egyptian (Coptic), 6th century

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17 x 20.9 cm (6 11/16 x 8 1/4 in.); Legacy dimension: Length (max.): .209M; Width (max.): .17M

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Linen; tapestry


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