Square tapestry medallion

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


Dimensions

Overall: 15 x 17 cm (5 7/8 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

92.2771

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; in the center a plum-colored square containing a circle with a ground of natural-colored linen, on which are three animals in plum-colored wool; border of plum-colored vases and baskets from which stem branches and leaves on natural-colored linen ground.

Credit Line

Everett Fund