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Tapestry

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Ground of deep pink wool, in which is an all over outlined design of branches forming oval and lozenge-shaped motifs, each encloses alternately a bird (peacock ?) and a candelabra-like tree that stems from a vase (?); of natural-colored linen. Color and design suggest an imitation of Byzantine...

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 6th-8th century A.D.

Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 46 cm (5 1/2 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

10.154

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles