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Square medallion

Warp linen, ground natural-colored linen all-over design of diamonds of deep violet wool, in the center a violet square in which is a linen cross. Each of the diamond-shaped motifs shows a cross executed with a flying shuttle. Sewed to a piece of heavy white linen.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 5th–6th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts