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Fragment of tapestry

Part of a tapestry band, applied to an undyed linen tabby-woven ground. A human bust with a haloed head is in an oval medallion framed by a square in the center of the band; plant motifs (?) on a green area are below the central square. Narrow red borders show fish motifs. Design is woven in...

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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