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Tapestry fragment

Warp of linen, ground of natural-colored linen of a basket weave, in which are three stripes of tapestry. Two stripes have a design of waving stems and deeply indented, alternate leaves of brown wool, the third is brown with a zigzag tracery of linen. Discovered by W.M.F. Petrie in the...

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Gift of Miss Amelia B. Edwards

Egyptian (Coptic), Late Roman, 3rd–4th century

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts