Tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–6th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width: 19.8 x 19.5 cm (7 13/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

07.265

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Square panel; warp linen; design worked with linen and small details with red, green, brown and blue wool; and the background with red wool; 13 warp threads to a centimeter, very worn on the left and has two holes on the right. Design shows Dionysiac figures in dancing gestures; border shows heart-shaped motifs.

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund