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Textile fragment probably from a garment

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The design shows Syrian or Persian influence. Samite in 1/2 twill with red and white wefts creating pattern of diamond lattice made of serpentine vine enclosing heraldic birds. This piece was in the shape of a square medallion and sewed onto a garment. Pieces like this have been found at Akhmim,...

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian, 7th–8th century A.D.

Object Place

possibly Achmim, Egypt


16 x 14 cm (6 5/16 x 5 1/2 in.); Legacy dimension: .14 x .16

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Medium or Technique

Silk samite


Textiles and Fashion Arts