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Tapestry fragment

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Warp of linen; ground of plum-colored wool with tracery design of linen. The central area contains single roundels that alternate with smaller units of four connected circles. The border encloses trapezoidal units that contain discs and alternate with rectangular motifs.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Overall: 8 x 17 cm (3 1/8 x 6 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts