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Fragment of a border

The ground is brownish violet wool; the design of circles that alternately enclose male (?) busts and lions. Four leaf-like forms each springing from the corners of a square are between the circles, is woven with brownish violet and red wool and white linen. Part of the same garment as 15.441.

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, with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts