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Square tapestry

Ornamental square tapestry set into linen. The design shows a smaller square that encloses a circular roundel containing four jars from which grow connected plants. The inner square is framed by undulating vines. Woven with light neutral linen, bluish brown and orange wool. Worn and torn.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 4th–6th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Wool and linen; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts