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Two fragments of a border. Heavy white linen warp; the design is woven with deep blue, red, green, and orange wool and linen thread. The ground of one half of the border is white, of the other half is green in 17.179a and dark blue in 17.179b. On the green and blue ground are groups of four...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Height x width (a): 16.5 x 6.5 cm (6 1/2 x 2 9/16 in.) Height x width (b): 17 x 7 cm (6 11/16 x 2 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts