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Fragment of a tapestry

Fragment (made up of several pieces, fitted together). Rectangular panel, bordered by four narrow strips of plain linen cloth. Wool wefts; warps not visible. Two narrow compartments formed by narrow linen borders patterned with lines of shaded petals. Each compartment contains, on a cherry red...

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Bequest of Thomas Whittemore

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–9th century A.D.

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Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts