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Design shows Byzantine influence. Warp of linen; ground of red wool; the design of saints is of light and dark blue, orange, green and yellow wool, and natural-colored linen; the guard bands have flowers and geometrical forms. Sewed on to a piece of red woolen gauze.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), 4th–7th century A.D.

Accession Number

96.126a-b

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles