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Fragment of tapestry

Fragment. Part of a rectangular tapestry ornament, on undyed linen tabby-woven ground. Red wool and undyed linen wefts; design consists of connected square motifs forming diagonal bands that were probably parts of a lozenge; a small cross is in each of the squares; the border is of plain brown...

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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

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Linen and wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts