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Tapestry medallion

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Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen; the design, a square containaing a circle enclosing an animal, the square being bordered by twelve circles containing busts of men and other forms, is of purple wool; woven into a piece of natural-colored linen fabric. Design shows Roman influence.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 5th–7th century A.D.


Overall: 30.5 x 27 cm (12 x 10 5/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts