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Fragment of tapestry

Fragment. Irregularly shaped piece, made up of several small fragments. Warp of linen; wefts of wool, linen. Several compartments, containing human figures, animals, birds or floral motives, separated by narrow borders decorated with a row of single petals. Compartment grounds are red, blue or...

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Bequest of Thomas Whittemore

Egyptian (Coptic), 6th–7th century A.D.

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Linen; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts