Tapestry: Large medal with pendant

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool and eccentric weft

Not On View


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



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