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Fragment of a tapestry medallion

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Warp, linen; ground natural colored linen; design woven with red, green, yellow and dark blue wool. Design shows a central circle with a tree flanked by two ducks (?); two other ducks (?), one is above and the other is below the central circle. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine or Early Islamic, 6th–8th century A.D.


Height x width: 9 x 10 cm (3 9/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts