Leaf-shaped medallion

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


Height x width: 11.8 x 16.5 cm (4 5/8 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



White linen ground, on which is a tree with deep brown leaves and three birds, of which one is framed by two branches forming an oval area in the center of the tree and the two others flank the central area, woven with red, yellow, green, pink and blue wool.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection