Fragment of a tapestry medallion

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
6th–8th century A.D.


Height x width: 9 x 10 cm (3 9/16 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp, linen; ground natural colored linen; design woven with red, green, yellow and dark blue wool. Design shows a central circle with a tree flanked by two ducks (?); two other ducks (?), one is above and the other is below the central circle. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection