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Fragment of tapestry band

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Warp of linen; ground of red wool; design in yellow, light and dark blue, and green wool and natural-colored linen; stripes of linen cloth on the two long sides. Design shows two connected oval-shaped motifs each enclosing a bird (?). Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Height x width: 8.5 x 28 cm (3 3/8 x 11 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts