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  • Textile fragment, Coptic period (3rd–12th century), probably 6th–7th century
    Egypt
    Silk, linen; plain weave, embroidered
    Gift of George F. Baker, 1890 (90.5.16)

    This scene is reminiscent of depictions of emperors and serves as a rare example of silk embroidery on undyed linen. Only the beige and blue colors survive.

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  • Textile fragment, Coptic period (3rd–12th century), probably 6th–7th century
    Egypt
    Silk, linen; plain weave, embroidered
    Gift of George F. Baker, 1890 (90.5.16)


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