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Fragment of a border

Warp and weft of red wool, with designs in black wool. The design is of a pointed arch-like motif that frames a tree (?) or a candelabra (?) motif. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th-8th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts