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Warp of linen; ground of natural colored linen; design in plum colored wool, center gone. Design surrounding the missing central area shows undulating branches (scroll motif) forming circular areas that enclose single fruits and flowers, of which some are pomegranates, trefoil flowers, vine...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 4th–6th century A.D.


Height x width: 20 x 18.5 cm (7 7/8 x 7 5/16 in.)

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Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts