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Fragment of tapestry

Fragment. Undyed linen tabby-woven ground with narrow stripes along one side where warps are grouped. Inwoven tapestry stripe shows a row of colored discs on a narrow band. Tapestry wefts are brownish violet, and the discs are woven in brick red and yellow-green wool, and undyed linen...

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine or Early Islamic, 6th–8th century A.D.

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Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts