Tapestry fragment

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 20.5 x 22 cm (8 1/16 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

92.2769

Medium or Technique

Linen; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen, with a design of a male figure standing with crossed legs and two animals, a lion (?) and an ibex (?); woven into a piece of natural-colored linen; the figure probably represents the god Dionysus. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Everett Fund