Fragment of medallion

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–7th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 9.5 cm (2 9/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

96.342

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

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 dark purple, green and red wool. Design shows a floating putto with a blown mantle holding a basket with both hands. A grape motif is above the putto. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection