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Fragment. Oval tapestry ornament applied on undyed linen tabby-woven ground. Pattern, rendered with red, blue and yellow wool and undyed linen wefts, shows a pair of affronted, leaping hares (?) flanking a tree that stems from a lotus-like motif. Stained; holes. Some holes rotted out. Tapestry...

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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

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Height x width: 17.5 x 23 cm (6 7/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts