Fragment of tapestry medallion

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
6th–7th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 18 x 18.5 cm (7 1/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.2009

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with hatching, slit

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 plum-colored wool. Design consists of a central square that encloses a roundel containing four jars with connected branches. Design shows Roman influence. From Akhmîn.

Provenance

Purchased with the Sears Fund by A.M. Lythgoe,From Ghirgas of Keneh. (Lot VI. 33. £5).

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund