Medallion tapestry

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


Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 10.3 cm (3 3/8 x 4 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1971

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry with eccentric weft

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 brown wool. Design shows a running hare  in a central circle surrounded by undulating branch-like motifs that form circles enclosing floral motifs. Design shows Roman influence.

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot III, 24.£17)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund