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Fragment of a tapestry band

Fragment. Part of a tapestry band applied to undyed tabby-woven linen ground. Polychrome wools and undyed linen wefts on paired linen warps. On a red ground, oval medallions containing single animals, are separated by stylized trees. Narrow borders showing an undulating branch motif flanked by...

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Gift of Horace L. Mayer

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

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Linen and wool


Textiles and Fashion Arts