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Pinkish red woolen ground in which are woven circles enclosing human figures framed by arches (?). Triangular motifs bracket the areas between the circles, sewn onto a linen fabric. The design is of green, light and dark blue, yellow and red wool, and natural colored linen. The design shows...

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–8th century


Height x width: 10 1/16 x 4 1/8 in. (25.5 x 10.5 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts