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Two strips of tapestry

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The ground is of deep pink wool, the design consists of white rectangles, each enclosing a motif with a cross in its lower half, of blue, green, pink and yellow. Between the rectangles are single heart-shaped forms. 17.178a consists of four pieces sewed together forming the whole band.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Dimensions

Height x width (a): 5.5 x 53 cm (2 3/16 x 20 7/8 in.) Height x width (b): 5.5 x 53 cm (2 3/16 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

17.178a-b

Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles