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Tapestry fragment

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Looped linen with a band and a square medallion of tapestry weaving. Ground, linen; design woven with dark blue wool, stained green in places. Design of the band shows a vine scroll inhabited by lions and hares. The design in the medallion shows an equestrian figure with a raised right hand....

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 5th–6th century A.D.


Overall: 42 x 34 cm (16 9/16 x 13 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry, looped weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts