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Fragment of tapestry

Fragment. Two narrow stripes formed of dark violet woolen wefts, separated by a fine stripe of undyed linen wefts. Conventionalized leaf and blossom and guilloche pattern in eccentric linen wefting on violet ground. Narrow broken strip of original tabby-woven linen ground along one side. Frayed...

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian (Coptic), 4th–5th century

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Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts