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Tapestry fragment of a band

The mainfield is dark red. On this are conventional plant and animal forms; a mounted figure (?) is in the lower part of the fragment. On each edge are scallops and straight bands detailed with geometrical forms. Woven with light and dark blue, green, red, pink, and yellow wool.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–9th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts