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Woven with natural colored linen and violet wool. A peaked border enclosing nine small medallions, the one in the center and the four in the corners, each contains a human figure, probably Dionysus surrounded by branches with leaves; the two on the sides, each contains a lion and the two above...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 5th–6th century A.D.


Overall: 22 x 20 cm (8 11/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts