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Fragment of a tapestry band

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Warp, wool; ground of yellow wool, design of plum colored motifs, with a little natural colored linen. Design shows a composition crowded with human figures, animals and fish.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Height x width: 11.5 x 35.5 cm (4 1/2 x 14 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts