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Warp is linen.The design shows a circle enclosing a seated human figure holding a bowl, and surrounded by a border of birds, and human figures. The ground is of red wool and the design is of pink, blue, and orange wool and natural colored linen. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Overall: 8 x 9 cm (3 1/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts