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Textile Fragment with Tree

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Trees like this stylized pomegranate with its red fruit appeared widely in domestic interiors on tapestries used as wall hangings and across openings. Perhaps meant as allusions to gardens, they may also be read as images of a heavenly paradise, as the pomegranate was a symbol of immortality.

Textile Fragment with Tree, Tapestry weave in polychrome wool and undyed linen on plain-weave ground of undyed linen

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