Hanging or a covering with tapestry-woven decoration

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–5th century A.D.


Overall: 255 x 185cm (100 3/8 x 72 13/16in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry, woven

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



The ground is of natural colored linen, across the ends are two bands of violet wool. Around the middle is a border with broad bands of ornament, at the corners, connected by narrow bands and circular medallions. There are similar medallions in two corners of the main field. The design is woven with violet wool. Purchased with 01.8336 - 01.8367. Never given a textile number.


Purchased with 01.8336 - 01.8367.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund