Square medallion

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


Height x width: 5 1/8 x 4 5/16 in. (13 x 11 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool, tapestry

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



Warp of natural-colored linen; the design of brownish blue wool consists of a central rectangle enclosing a hare inside a roundel; the rectangle is surrounded by four areas with an all-over geometric curving motifs, broken in the middle of each side by a square enclosing a rosette. Wave-crest motifs frame the medallion.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection