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Fragment

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

Accession Number

07.454

Medium or Technique

Wool and linen tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles