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Warp of linen; ground of red wool; design is woven with light and dark blue, yellow, green, and dark brown wool and natural-colored linen. Design shows a haloed bust in a central medallion surrounded by four stylized plant units and four bird-like motifs. The halo of the figure in the medallion...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 8th–9th century


Overall: 20 x 23 cm (7 7/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts