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Tapestry depicting a jeweled cross

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White woolen ground, on which are a cross and four birds, one in each angle of the cross; the birds have topknots, and crosses suspended from their beaks. Jewel-like patterns decorate the arms of the cross. The design is woven with red, blue, green, and yellow wool, and natural colored linen...

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Height x width: 18 x 18.5 cm (7 1/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and Wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts