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Fragment of tapestry

Irregularly shaped piece. Red ground with parts of two diagonal bands forming a triangular motif and framing half a roundel. The bands and the roundel contain geomentric motifs; design is woven in red, yellow, orange, green and blue wool and undyed linen weft. The border of the diagonal bands is...

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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