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Tapestry fragment

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On a yellow wool ground is a part of a band with a design including a lion enclosed in a medallion, woven with red wool. The ground of a smaller medallion enclosing the lion is neutral brown and is framed by an interlaced linear ornament. Warp is neutral brown wool.

Credit Line

Gift of Rt. Rev. Mgr. Arthur T. Connolly

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 8th–10th century A.D.


Height x width: 11.4 x 11 cm (4 1/2 x 4 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry


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