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Fragment of a tapestry medallion

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Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen, design of vine leaves woven in brown wool inside a roundel framed by a border filled with interlaced bands. The outer frame consists pointed motifs and circles. A small yellow disc is in the center of the composition. Details are executed with a...

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Dimensions

Overall: 32.5 x 23.5 cm (12 13/16 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

96.188

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry, eccentric weft, dovetailed

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles