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Tapestry fragment

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Fragment of a linen weaving with a brocaded design of a row of three connected lozenges and a parallel row of connected hexagons woven with white silk. Each of the hexagons contains a cross. A band at one side of the fragment shows two female figures carrying a human figure (?). The design of...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Overall: 33 x 21.5 cm (13 x 8 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen, silk and wool; tapestry, with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts