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Tapestry medallion with eccentric weft

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A plum colored tapestry medallion in the shape of a leaf with geometric weft float patterns woven in linen. The patterns in the main area of the medallion consist of connected octagonal motifs, enclosing small four petal-like motifs in the center of each unit. The medallion is framed by three...

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Late Roman, 3rd–4th century A.D.

Dimensions

Overall: 25 x 37 cm (9 13/16 x 14 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.190

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft; Wool and linen (S-spun)

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles