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Square tapestry medallion

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–5th century


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 8 x 7.5 cm (3 1/8 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.1048

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool, tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Weft of dark blue violet wool; warp of undyed linen; the design, of linen, consists of a lozenge and a scrolled disc in each of the four corners of the square, executed with a flying shuttle. Stained, worn.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer