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Warp of wool; ground of red wool; design of green, red, brown, greenish and pinkish yellow wool and natural-colored linen. Design shows two wide stripes each enclosing two human figures alternating with two plant motifs; the border shows a scale pattern. Probably a shoulder band. Importation 204.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

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Medium or Technique

Wool and linen tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts