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Textile fragment with a tapestry ornament

Warp and ground in linen; design of a stem carrying five branches each ending with a single floral motif, in red, green and yellow wool; woven into a piece of natural-colored linen fabric. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 6th–7th century A.D.

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts