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Tapestry medallion

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Natural colored linen. In the center is a white oval with two parrots back to back and separated by a pink flower bud; the oval is enclosed in a rectangle, around which is a scrolling vine; in the curves of the scrolls are a duck, fruit, flowers and leaves. In each corner is a woman's head...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, Probably 6th–7th century


Overall: 23 x 37 cm (9 1/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen, silk and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts