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Tapestry

Dark blue woolen ground; the design consists of curving branches with arrow-shaped leaves which form ogees, in which are red medallions, each enclosing a cross with tree-like motifs. Design and colors suggest the influence of Byzantine silk. .

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 6th-8th century A.D.

Accession Number

15.769

Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles