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Fragment of a tapestry border

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Tapestry band woven into a piece of a looped linen weaving; ground is in red wool and the designs are in natural-colored linen; red, blue and yellow wool. The design consists of a jeweled medallion that encloses a putto holding a basket. The areas flanking the medallion show lotus-like flowers...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 6th–7th century A.D.


Height x width: 26 x 25 cm (10 1/4 x 9 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts