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The warp is of deep pink wool; the ground is of the same color, on the sides are cream white bands. Across each end is a band of geometrical ornament, ending in pendants. In the main field are two square medallions enclosing birds. The colors are yellow, white, dark brown, pink and green.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Overall: 40 x 49 cm (15 3/4 x 19 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts