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Pink woolen ground on which are two birds with raised tails woven with green, white and pink wool. The tails suggest that these may represent peacocks (?). The border consists of triangles of dark green and pink wool. Design shows Sassanian influence.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Overall: 8.5 x 16.5 cm (3 3/8 x 6 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts