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Tapestry depicting a jeweled cross

White woolen ground on which is a cross with four birds, one in each of its angles. The cross is decorated with jewel-like square and round patterns. Two balls stem from each arm. The design is woven with red, green, yellow, brown and white wool. The design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 6th–7th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts