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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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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

96.177

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles