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Fragment of square tapestry ornament

Warp and ground, linen; design of brownish purple wool. Design consists of a central square surrounded by four square units, one in each corner, from which stem swastika-like motifs that connect these units. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 5th–7th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts