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End of a border of square tapestry medallion

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
6th–7th century A.D.


Height x width: 6 x 5.2 cm (2 3/8 x 2 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



In a violet brown octagon a kneeling animal with its tail curled over its back is looking backward. The lines on the animal suggest that it may represent a pather. On three sides are pieces of a border of a wavecrest motif. Woven with natural colored linen and violet brown wool.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection