Fragment of medallion

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–7th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 8.5 cm (3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

96.282

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 red wool; design consists of a central medallion surrounded by ten semi-circular motifs each enclosing either a bird, a vase or flowers, woven in dark blue and yellow wool and natural-colored linen. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection