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Circular medallion made of several pieces and sewn onto a white woollen fragment. In the center is a human head flanked by two animals; above the head is a candelabra-like motif. The border encloses heart-shaped petals. The ground colors of the main area and the border are woven respectively...

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–9th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts