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Tapestry fragment

Warp of linen; a band with a semi-circular area of brownish purple wool on which is a design of a tree-like motif flanked by two human figures woven with white wool. Next to this area are trees inhabited by birds; a heavy fringe in brownish purple wool is on one side; torn and with holes.

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