Square medallion

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 13.8 x 13.8 cm (5 7/16 x 5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.163

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; design of an eight-pointed star inside a square surrounded by a scrolling border with leaves, woven with dark brown wool; the star and the corners of its framing square enclose guilloche motifs in linen. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection