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Tapestry embroidery fragment

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Ground: dark blue wool gauze (in cloth weave). Design: Between yellow wool borders is a confused tapestry geometric band in red, yellow, blue and green wool and undyed linen. Worn and mutilated. Inscriptions: (embroidered in yellow, red, green wool and undyed linen.) (a) two lines of Coptic...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Arabic and Coptic), 9th–10th century A.D.


Overall: 14.5 x 28.5 cm (5 11/16 x 11 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts