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White woolen ground; on two sides are dark blue borders with plain, deep pink guard bands. The design on the blue bands consists of lyre-like forms separated by diamond-shaped motives, made up of small spots of color. The lyre-like forms are made with diagonal stitches, giving the effect of...

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 8th–9th century

Dimensions

Overall: 21.5 x 16.5 cm (8 7/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

15.406

Medium or Technique

Wool tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles