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Tapestry depciting a jeweled cross

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White woolen ground on which is a cross of deep red wool outlined with violet and detailed with disks of yellow, blue and green wool and white linen. In each angle of the cross is a blue or green bird, and at the top connecting the horizontal arms is a band of narrow stripes of pink, red,...

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 6th–7th century A.D.


Height x width: 15 x 13 cm (5 7/8 x 5 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and Wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts