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Tapestry medallion

Warp linen; ground, linen; design in green, light tan and dark blue wool. Design shows Byzantine influence, consists of a central circle surrounded by four baskets, four candelabra-like motifs of which two are surmounted by heart-shaped leaves. Importation 204.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–8th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts