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Fragment with a tapestry band

Woven into a white piece of woolen cloth is a band framed by a border of geometric motifs. The design of the main area consists of two lions and a candelabra tree motif. The ground is brownish pink and the design is yellow, green, pink, white and blue wool and natural-colored linen.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

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Medium or Technique

Wool and linen tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts