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Tapestry medallion

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Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen, design of an eight pointed star of dark blue wool; woven into a piece of natural-colored linen fabric. A roundel filled with stems and vine leaves occupies the main area inside the star and a border with interlaced bands frames the roundel. Vine...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 5th–6th century


Overall: 27 x 26 cm (10 5/8 x 10 1/4 in.)

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Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft, dovetailed


Textiles and Fashion Arts