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Tapestry medallion

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Warp of linen; ground of dark blue wool; design in red, yellow, brown, green and light blue wool, and natural-colored linen. The medallion is in the shape of a leaf and the design consists of a candelabra-like plant from which stem two wing-like leaves flanking a trefoil flower; a horizontal...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 6th–8th century


Height x width: 7 x 4.8 cm (2 3/4 x 1 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts