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Fragment of tapestry

Fragment. An oval medallion from a tapestry is applied to an undyed tabby-woven linen ground; a small band at one end of the medallion suggests that it was the end part of a shoulder band (clavus). A stylized blossom or a plant motif is inside the medallion. The ground in the medallion is in red...

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–9th century

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Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts