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Fragment of a circular medallion

The ground is of dark green wool, the design of two birds facing each other, but with their heads turned away, and separated by a plant form with heart shaped leaves, is woven with blue, yellow and red wool. The feet of the birds are of linen. The warp is of wool.

Credit Line

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