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White woolen cloth, into which is woven a circular medallion of light red wool with a design of a galloping horse and a rider. The rider raises both arms and his body is in a frontal position. From the horse's mouth hangs a spade-like form, and what looks like a long tail floats out behind. ...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–9th century A.D.


Overall: 16.5 x 16.2 cm (6 1/2 x 6 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts