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Fragment of tapestry

Fragment of a band. Main warp and weft are in dark blue wool with a secondary brocading weft of thick, undyed linen. Design consists of half a rosette framed by a broad chevron or half a lozenge decorated with S-shaped motifs; probably copied from a design of lozenges with a rosettes in the...

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–8th century A.D.

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Linen and wool, brocaded


Textiles and Fashion Arts