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Square tapestry medallion

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 17 x 18.5 cm (6 11/16 x 7 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

92.2760

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

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 a design of a circle in the center containing an animal (a lion?) with a large head, surrounded by a design of scrolls, of brown wool; sewed onto a piece of natural-colored linen weaving. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Everett Fund