Tapestry: Large medal with pendant

Egyptian (Coptic)
Late Roman
3rd–4th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 35.5 x 62 cm (14 x 24 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.5824

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool and eccentric weft

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Oval medallion of violet wool and white linen; in the middle is an all-over design of octagons and diamonds. The main area is framed by two borders of which the inner encloses repeated lozenge motifs and the outer consists of interconnected branches with vine leaf motifs. The pendant ends with a medallion with four vine leaf motifs.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection