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Warp of linen; ground of brownish violet wool and natural-colored linen, with design of brownish violet wool; the design in two tapestry bands is woven into a looped linen cloth. Design in each band shows a vase at each end, connected by a row of oval-shaped units, of which three enclose floral...

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Gift of Mrs. Emma B. Andrews

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 4th–6th century A.D.


Overall: 26.5 x 35.5 cm (10 7/16 x 14 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry, with hatching and eccentric and looped weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts