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Tapestry medallion

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Warp of linen, ground of red wool; design shows two animals flanking a tree inside a central roundel surrounded by branches, birds, animals and two human figures. The border encloses lotus-like motifs on both sides of a scrolled branch, framed by two narrow borders; woven with blue, light and...

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Gift of Nathan C. Hathaway

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–9th century A.D.


Overall: 35.5 x 39.5 cm (14 x 15 9/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts