Tapestry

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


Dimensions

Overall: 46 x 67 cm (18 1/8 x 26 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

22.765

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

Light neutral colored linen, stained and worn, decorated with an eight-pointed star woven with brown wool, and light natural- colored linen. The center of the star is a circle enclosing interlaced bands. An orange four-petal motif is in the center of the composition. Grape leaves are in the eight pointed areas of the star framing the central roundel. The interlaced bands and details on the leaves are executed by a flying shuttle.

Credit Line

Gift of Rt. Rev. Mgr. Arthur T. Connolly