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Fragment of tapestry medallion

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Warp of linen; ground of the central area is of natural colored linen with a design of an eight pointed star framing a roundel with four vases, woven in plum-colored wool. The vases are inside a roundel framed by a border with interlaced bands. A small cross is in the centre of the composition....

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 5th–6th century A.D.


Overall: 27 x 18.5 cm (10 5/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

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Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts