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Into a piece of natural-colored linen is a flowering tree, with dark blue, green, pink, and yellow wool. On three sides are groups of leaf-shaped forms woven with the same colors and material. Some of these are detailed with flowers and leaves. The design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine or Early Islamic, 7th–8th century A.D.


Height x width: 40.5 x 29 cm (15 15/16 x 11 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts