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Tapestry fragment of a band

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Warp of linen; ground of natural colored linen, in which is woven a band of violet wool detailed with a tracery of fine yellow wool consisting of connected hexagon motifs, each enclosing a vine leaf. Flanking this ornament are jars and vine leaves; at one end is a block of violet with a linen...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 5th–7th century A.D.


Height x width: 12.6 x 41 cm (4 15/16 x 16 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts