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A rectangular tapestry formed by five connected narrow strips. On each strip is a row of three busts with large haloes alternating with candelabra-like ornaments and floral motifs. Woven with dark and light blue, red, yellow, and light green wool. On three sides are plain red borders.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 9th–11th century

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Medium or Technique

Wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts