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Tapestry fragment

Warp of linen; ground of red and blue wool, Design shows a roundel enclosing a female figiure (?) with raised arms; above the roundel are plant motifs with leaves and a pair of birds, woven with yellow, red and brown wool and touches of natural-colored linen.

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