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Circular medallion

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


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

09.119

Medium or Technique

Wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

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