Leaf-shaped tapestry ornament

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 18.8 x 23.5 cm (7 3/8 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

96.167

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen with a design of a warrior wearing a floating chlamys and holding a shield, framed by branches with vine leaves and a border of wave-crest motifs; woven with deep violen wool into a piece of natural-colored linen fabric; design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection