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Deep golden-brown ground on which are birds, lotus-like flowers and fish (Nilotic motifs) surrounding a bird inside and a plant inside a rectangular medallion. This composition is framed by two borders, the inner is in plain dark brown and the outer in plain red. Pieced. Woven with red, green,...

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

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Medium or Technique

Wool and linen, tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts