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Fragment of a border

Warp of linen; ground of pink wool, the much worn design of ovals, or leaf motifs, enclosing plants, is of dark blue, green and yellow wool, and natural-colored linen. Probably a fragment of a shoulder band. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Accession Number

96.244

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles