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Warp: Fine natural colored linen, doubled (occasionally three or more strands) 18-20 to cm. Weft: colored silk, with a little plain linen having tripled weft, turned in at top and bottom. Ground: soft neutral green. Design: horseman in roundel within square, woven with cream colored and brown...

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Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf. By 1934, Dr. H. Burg, Haarlem, the Netherlands; 1935, sold by Dr. H. Burg to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 7, 1935)

Credit Line

1931 Purchase Fund

Probably Egyptian, Greco Roman Period, early 6th century

Object Place

Mediterranean (Eastern)


9.8 x 9.8 cm (3 7/8 x 3 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Tapestry-woven silk and linen yarns


Textiles and Fashion Arts