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The ground of the main field is natural colored linen; in a brownish violet roundel is a kneeling man holding a shield (warrior) and woven with brownish violet and red wool. The wide border has a brownish violet ground and circles enclosing human heads or lions; between these are four leaf-like...

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Dimensions

Overall: 24 x 20.5 cm (9 7/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.441

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles