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Tapestry fragments

Ground of red wool, warp of linen; an all over outlined design of branches forming oval and lozenge-shaped motifs, each encloses alternately a bird (peacock ?) and a candelabra-like motif that stems from a vase (?); of natural colored linen; sewed into a fragment of natural-colored linen...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 6th-8th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Tapestry, wool and linen


Textiles and Fashion Arts