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Fragment of tapestry

Fragment. Undyed linen tabby-woven ground with inwoven tapestry ornament. Tapestry wefts of violet wool and undyed linen. An eight-pointed star decorated with a vine bearing large grape leaves. Holes; stains. An image of an eight-pointed star is depicted on the tablecloth of an alter in San...

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 5th–6th century A.D.

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Linen and wool with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts