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Embroidery fragment

Ground: light neutral linen. Design: narrow band of geometric figures with swastica-like ornaments worked in long-legged cross stitch with reddish orange, blue, and a little green silk. Worn and ragged.

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund

Egyptian, 13th–14th century

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery


Textiles and Fashion Arts