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Fragment of border

Warp of linen with a design of ovals of red wool faded to yellow and pink, with pyramid forms of brown wool at both ends of the ovals ; each oval contains a stylized motif with eight projecting areas, probably a variation of the eight-pointed star motif, the framing areas are yellow with oval...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 8th–10th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts