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Fragment of borders

Made of four pieces. The principal band has a dark red ground and a design of two plant motifs each with a two curved branches framing two birds and two sea creatures. This is surrounded by fragments of three narrow borders, woven with red, green, blue, brown, yellow wool and natural-colored...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts