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A linen fragment with an in-woven dark blue leaf motif woven in wool. The leaf encloses a tree with four branches which stem from each side of the central stem and a row of vine leaves which stems from each branch. The details inside the vine leaves are executed by a flying shuttle. Vine motifs...

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Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Late Roman, 3rd–4th century A.D.


Overall: 40.5 x 58 cm (15 15/16 x 22 13/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and Wool on linen ground with eccentric weft (S-Spun)


Textiles and Fashion Arts