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Fragment of a tapestry border

Warp of linen; ground of central band of dark brown wool; ground of narrow stripes of natural colored linen, design of dark brown wool. Design framing the central band consists of rows, each displays rectangular motifs, lozenges and discs. In addition, one side includes a row of connected discs....

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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


Textiles and Fashion Arts