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Tapestry depicting a jeweled cross

White woolen ground. The design shows a cross with four birds, one in each angle. Jewel-like patterns decorate the arms of the cross, woven with red, blue, green and yellow wool, and natural colored linen. 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

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts