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Square panel

Small square enclosing a representation of a human head surrounded by a border of vases and leaves. The figure and motifs are woven in brown wool surrounded by natural colored linen. The details in the central figure and the vases are in linen. The vase and leaf motifs show Roman influence.

Credit Line

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