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Fragment of a tapestry band

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Linen warp; weft dark blue, red, pink, light green and greenish yellow wool and natural colored linen. Design shows two adjacent rows of connected lotus buds (?), each surrounded by a dark blue area. The buds (?) in each row are connected by a stem. The border consists of repeated leaf-motifs....

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine or Early Islamic, 7th–8th century A.D.


Height x width: 21 x 48 cm (8 1/4 x 18 7/8 in.)

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Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts