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Tapestry depicting a jeweled cross

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On a white ground is a cross with four birds, one in each of its angles. Lozenge and square patterns of jewels decorate the arms of the cross; the lozenges contain small crosses. A pair of floral motifs stem from the corners of each arm. The deisgn is woven with red, two shades of blue, green,...

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Dimensions

Height x width: 21 x 17.5 cm (8 1/4 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1417

Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles