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Warp of linen; ground of pinkish red wool covered with white lines enclosing hexagon-shaped units; branches which end with star-like motifs, stem from both sides of the white lines; woven with red and blue wool and natural-colored linen. One piece is partly outlined with greenish blue and white...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Height x width (a): 53.2 x 8.3 cm (20 15/16 x 3 1/4 in.) Height x width (b): 36.8 x 10 cm (14 1/2 x 3 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts