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Square medallion tapestry

Warp of linen; ground of the inner square of natural-colored linen, design consists of branches of vine leaves woven with plum-colored wool; ground of the border is of plum-colored wool, with tracery design of natural-colored linen. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst

Egyptian (Coptic), Late Romn or Early Byzantine, 3rd–5th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts