Fragment of a round tapestry medallion

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


Dimensions

Overall: 19.5 x 19.5 cm (7 11/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

92.2759

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen, with design of four vases and branches of leaves in dark blue wool, woven into a piece of natural-colored linen fabric. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Everett Fund