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Tapestry fragment

Warp of linen; ground of dark brown wool; design consists of two discs, each encloses an eight-pointed motif; the area between the discs shows two triangular candelabra-like motifs, the ground area inside the discs and the triangular motifs are of red wool. Design shows Byzantine influence.

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