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Fragment of tapestry

Fragmentary rectangular tapestry ornament, applied to undyed linen tabby-woven ground. Lozenges defined by broken white lines on red ground; in the center of each, a red and white heart-shaped petal with two green leaves. Tapestry is probably a sleeve band. Colored wools rotted out in places....

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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