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Tapestry fragment

Looped linen weaving in which a square of tapestry is woven with violet, pink, red, green and yellow wools. The design inside the square is of a central eight pointed motif surrounded by eight circles of interlaced cables, each enclosing a vine leaf (?). The eight circles are framed by a circle...

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Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 5th–7th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool, with looped weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts