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Fragment of round medallion

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


Height x width: 21 x 20.5 cm (8 1/4 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View


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



Warp and ground of linen; design of plum-colored wool. Design shows a central circle enclosing a tree with vine leaves inhabited by two birds and framed by an interlaced cable enclosing rosettes. The legs and beaks of the two birds are woven in red wool. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection