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Tapestry medallion

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Design shows Byzantine influence. Linen warp, ground of linen; in the center is a head of a saint, around are a lioness, other animals, and flowers of red, blue, green, yellow, orange and black wool. Sewed by the dealer to 96.326.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), 4th–7th century


18 x 21.5 cm (7 1/16 x 8 7/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 215 x .18

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts