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Tapestry fragment

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A linen fragment with a brown tapestry leaf-like motif woven in wool against the natural colored linen. The inner area of the leaf depicts a central stem with branches that carry four fruits at each side. A band that stems from the lower part of the segment suggests that the unit is intended to...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Overall: 22 x 43 cm (8 11/16 x 16 15/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft (S-Spun)


Textiles and Fashion Arts