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Fragment of a tapestry border

Each of these eleven tapestries shows a guilloche design of a row of octagonals, each enclosing an animal woven with white and brownish violet wool. Numbers (G), (I), and (J) show at one end a human figure standing under an arch. Each tapestry shows, outside the row of octagonals, a plain...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

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Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry, eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts