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Fragment with a tapestry band

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Woven into a piece of white woolen tapestry is a band that shows a row of six rectangular units of which five enclose human figures and one encloses floral motifs; four of the figures hold branches; a row of connected leaves with a border of V-shaped designs frames the main area. Woven with...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–8th century


Height x width: 17 x 52.5 cm (6 11/16 x 20 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts