Fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th-6th century A.D.


Dimensions

97 x 56 cm (38 3/16 x 22 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

08.382

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

Borders of rows of octagonal medallions and circles, containing animal, plant and other symmetrical forms; woven into a piece of natural-colored linen with violet wool and natural-colored linen thread. One of the circles encloses a figure of a man standing on his right leg with his left leg and hand raised, and holding in his right hand a rabbit. Design shows Roman influence. Fragment of a tunic.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection