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Tapestry fragment

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Linen fragment with a tapestry design of an eight-pointed star woven in dark (brownish) purple wool; a roundel framed by a border that contains connected discs occupies the center of the star and a small eight-pointed star in the center of the roundel is surrounded by interlaced bands. The eight...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Overall: 38 x 57.5 cm (14 15/16 x 22 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft, dovetailed.


Textiles and Fashion Arts