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Tapestry fragment

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Natural-colored linen; with a design of a square woven in red violet wool. The square encloses roundels framing another square which surrounds an eight-pointed star. An animal, probably a dog or a hare is inside each roundel and an animal, probably a dog woven in blue, is inside a medallion in...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Overall: 18.5 x 18.5 cm (7 5/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

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Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts