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Ground of light brown wool with a tapestry band woven with red, blue-green, yellow, blue & brown wool and natural-colored linen. At the top is a narrow hem sewed with grey-green wool. Design in the band consists of connected medallions enclosing birds on a red ground, alternating with medallions...

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Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes

Egyptian (Islamic), Early Islamic, 8th-9th century A.D.

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Overall: 26.5 x 40 cm (10 7/16 x 15 3/4 in.)

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Wool and linen, tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts