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Fragment of a tapestry border

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Warp of linen; ground of the wide stripes is of red wool, and of the narrow stripes (borders) of green wool; design of a female riding on a sea creature (nereid ?), two human figures with raised hands and a standing female figure with a blown mantle (?) over her head with an animal on her left...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–9th century


Height x width: 14.5 x 21 cm (5 11/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts