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Tapestry fragment of a shoulder band

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Warp of linen, design in brownish green wool and natural colored linen. Design shows a man holding a shield in a rectangular area above which are three roundels each enclosing a running animal (lion ?). Below the man is a roundel similar to those above him. A pendant that ends with a leaf-like...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Overall: 11 x 38.5 cm (4 5/16 x 15 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry, dovetailed, hatching


Textiles and Fashion Arts