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End of a border of square tapestry medallion

In a violet brown octagon a kneeling animal with its tail curled over its back is looking backward. The lines on the animal suggest that it may represent a pather. On three sides are pieces of a border of a wavecrest motif. Woven with natural colored linen and violet brown wool.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 6th–7th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts