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Square tapestry medallion

Linen warp. The ground is of dark red wool; on this are two diagonal bars forming what appears to be half of a torn lozenge motif. The bars are detailed with irregular forms (a row of birds ?); the design is of red, yellow, green and brown. The ground of the border is brown with blocks of yellow...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 8th–9th century

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts