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Tapestry medallion

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Warp of linen; ground of blue wool, design of red and yellow wool, and natural colored linen. Design consists of a central roundel and two smaller ones at the upper half of the medallion, each enclosing a human head; two leaves and floral motifs surround the central roundel. The border consists of...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Height x width: 8.5 x 9.5 cm (3 3/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts