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The ground is of natural-colored linen in which is woven with violet wool a roundel framing an eight-pointed star enclosing connected lozenges. Four-petal rosettes inside circles fill the areas between the star and the borders. Two borders, the inner formed by scalloped motifs and the outer is...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Late Roman, 3rd–4th century A.D.


Overall: 43 x 42 cm (16 15/16 x 16 9/16 in.)

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Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts