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Fragment of tapestry border

Warp of linen; ground of brown and areas of green wool; the design of a row of oval forms each enclosing a leaf-like or a floral motif, is of dark and light brown, and light yellow wool, and natural-colored linen. Part of the band is rotted out. Probably part of a shoulder band. Design shows...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts