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Fragment of a tapestry border

Warp of linen; ground of central stripes of natural colored linen, with design of brown wool; woven into a piece of natural colored fabric. The wool design consists of two bands, each containing a waving branch with leaves on both sides. The borders of the bands show small remains of a tracery...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 4th–6th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts