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Tapestry fragment

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An eight-pointed star in violet wool and white linen details is woven into a plain linen ground; the star encloses four leaf-shaped motifs in four of its corners and branches with three leaves in the other four; a roundel enclosing a four petal rosette is in the center; two narrow bands, of which...

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Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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


Overall: 46 x 67 cm (18 1/8 x 26 3/8 in.)

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Linen and wool with eccentric weft and hatching


Textiles and Fashion Arts