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Two fragments of tapestry medallions

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Warp of linen; ground of dark blue wool; the design in each fragment shows a medallion which encloses two horsemen back to back; with four legged animals (dogs ?) below them; woven with red and blue wool. The border of the medallion in 96.315a encloses a scroll motifs with branches and leaves....

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th-8th century A.D.


Overall (a): 16 x 15.5 cm (6 5/16 x 6 1/8 in.) Overall (b): 17.5 x 16 cm (6 7/8 x 6 5/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts