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Tapestry fragment

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Red woolen ground in two joined weavings with an overall design that consists of half lozenges formed by bands enclosing animals and joined by circles. The half lozenges on the right frame plants and animals flanking tree-like motifs; and those on the left frame nereids and plants. Woven with...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th-9th century A.D.


Overall: 35.5 x 30 cm (14 x 11 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts