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Tapestry Fragment with an Eagle with a Cross

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Design shows Byzantine influence. Warp and ground of natural colored linen; ground of inner square of orange wool; design of deep violet-brown, green, red and yellow. The square frames a circle that contains an eagle with a cross coming out of its mouth and a cross on its body. The square is...

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Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Emma B. Andrews

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 6th–7th century A.D.


Height x width: 23 x 21.5 cm (9 1/16 x 8 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and Wool; eccentric weft; dovetailed


Textiles and Fashion Arts