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Tapestry fragment

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Deep violet ground on which are parts of circles of which one encloses two addorsed animals. The design is of red, pink, yellow, blue, and green wool and natural colored linen. On one side is a red and white border. The design shows Byzantine influence. Very similar to 10.131.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 8th–9th century

Dimensions

Overall: 13 x 20 cm (5 1/8 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

10.151

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles