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Technical Analysis
Cairo Inv No IM 13689
Size: 12 inch x 17 inch
Warp: Wool, S2Z, 12 per inch
Weft: Wool, 24 per inch
Structure: Slit-tapestry with areas
of vertical dove-tailing



Plate Nine

Probably another large spotted bird was placed in the missing area to the right of the tree-like design with swirling spiral branches presented in this wondrous fragment but any other ideas concerning the actual iconography of the rest of the field or borders must be left to our imagination.

This combination of such a colorful and large scale animal and tree design, when complete, must have truly been visually awesome.