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Warp of linen, the design of scallops, forming sem-circular motifs, in each of which is a pomegranate tree, two fishes, an eagle, a flower tree and a basket of fruit; is of white, red, brown, yellow and green wool. Sewed onto a piece of plain linen cloth. Probably part of a garment border (neck...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 6th–7th century A.D.


Height x width (a): 32.5 x 7 cm (12 13/16 x 2 3/4 in.) Height x width (b): 25 x 6.7 cm (9 13/16 x 2 5/8 in.) Height x width (c): 27 x 6.5 cm (10 5/8 x 2 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts