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Tapestry fragment of a roundel

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Warp of linen; ground of red wool, design in dark blue, yellow, red and green wool and natural-colored linen. The lower right part of the fragment shows a haloed figure holding sheaves; cow heads flank the head of the figure; the scene depicts the dream of the Patriarch Joseph. The central area...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 8th–9th century


Height x width: 16.5 x 22.5 cm (6 1/2 x 8 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts