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Leaf-shaped medallion

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White linen ground, on which is a tree with deep brown leaves and three birds, of which one is framed by two branches forming an oval area in the center of the tree and the two others flank the central area, woven with red, yellow, green, pink and blue wool.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Height x width: 11.8 x 16.5 cm (4 5/8 x 6 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts