Fragment

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 27 x 40.5 cm (10 5/8 x 15 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.606

Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Faded pinkish wool ground. The design consists of connected oval and rectangular units enclosing nereids, eagles, floating putti carrying baskets or holding birds and two birds above a basket. The lower right corner shows a roundel with a central medallion surrounded by eight circles. Design shows Roman influence; woven with light neutral colored wool, outlined with dark green wool. Full of holes.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection