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Warp of linen; in the center a plum-colored square containing a circle with a ground of natural-colored linen, on which are three animals in plum-colored wool; border of plum-colored vases and baskets from which stem branches and leaves on natural-colored linen ground.

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Everett Fund

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


Overall: 15 x 17 cm (5 7/8 x 6 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts