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Fragment of a tapestry border

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Warp of linen; ground of red wool; the design of a female figure riding a sea creature (nereid ?); on the left side of the figure are motifs that may represent three Greek letters; the border consists of two parallel stripes, one encloses a branch with leaves on both sides and the other encloses...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Height x width: 9.5 x 28.5 cm (3 3/4 x 11 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts