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Tapestry roundel

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The main field is white linen. In the center is a deep red circle with a seated figure with a halo, this is surrounded by a narrow dark brown, pink and yellow border. Radiating from the center are four candelabra-like plant forms; between these are scrolls with birds. Around the edge is a...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Overall: 24 x 20.5 cm (9 7/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts