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Fragment of a tapestry, probably a shoulder band

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Warp of linen; the design in the center of the band shows a bust of a haloed female figure with a raised hand inside a medallion framed by a square with a bird in each corner. On the sides are plant forms, woven in red, yellow, and light and dark green wool and natural-colored linen. The haloed...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–8th century


Height x width: 10 x 27 cm (3 15/16 x 10 5/8 in.)

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Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts