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Tapestry medallion

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th-7th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width: 15 x 19 cm (5 7/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

50.2305

Medium or Technique

Tapestry, wool

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

An oval medallion with a design woven with brown and dark green wool and consists of an animal (hare ) surrounded by trees with leaves and fruits; a plain brown border frames the medallion; the animal is similar to those in 50.2306 and the medallion probably belongs to the same textile.

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt