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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.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts