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Circular medallion

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–6th century A.D.


Overall: 7 x 6.5 cm (2 3/4 x 2 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool tapestry

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



The ground is of light red wool, in the center stands a crowned female figure holding a dish in one hand; on the right a cupid flies toward her bearing something in his arms, and at her feet kneels another holding out a bird; on the other side is a vine, and an animal (?) lying down. The design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection