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Textile fragment possibly from a garment

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The design shows Syrian or Persian influence. Silk samit, 1/2 twill with red and white wefts creating a design consisting of lines of undulating vines and rosettes forming diamonds and enclosing circular or lobed medallions, in which are pairs of birds face to face or back to back. Like 07.641....

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian, 7th–8th century A.D.

Object Place

possibly Achmim, Egypt


20 x 185 cm (7 7/8 x 72 13/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.85 x .20

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Medium or Technique

Silk samit


Textiles and Fashion Arts