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Two tapestry fragments

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Warp of wool; ground of red wool; design in light and dark blue, pink, yellow and green wool and natural-colored linen. (a): Design shows four leaf-like motifs connected by a branch (?); an oval-shaped motif and a stripe in the middle of each of the four units divides it into two areas woven in...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine or Early Islamic, 7th–8th century A.D.


Height x width (a): 10 x 37.5 cm (3 15/16 x 14 3/4 in.) Height x width (b): 11 x 21 cm (4 5/16 x 8 1/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts