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Fragment of a tapestry band

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The warp is of deep violet wool; woven into a piece of brownish violet cloth is a border with a yellowish white ground, and with a disconnected design of fish, birds, men and plants in red. Most of the motifs represent the Nilotic flora and fauna. Similar in design and coloring to 09.118 and...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 8th–10th century A.D.


Height x width: 13 x 19 cm (5 1/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts