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Fragment of tunic with shoulder bands

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Ground is natural-colored linen; design in each band shows branching vines on a red ground with putti on one side and animals on the other; the border ornament is connected heart-shaped motifs on a light yellow ground;each band consists of two pieces sewn together in the middle and the bands are...

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Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–9th century A.D.


Height x width (fragment): 46 x 65 cm (18 1/8 x 25 9/16 in.) Height x width (right band): 10 x 62 cm (3 15/16 x 24 7/16 in.) Height x width (left band): 10 x 55.5 cm (3 15/16 x 21 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts