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Tapestry medallion

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 14.4 x 18 cm (5 11/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

50.2306

Medium or Technique

Tapestry, wool

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Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

An oval medallion with designs woven with dark green and dark and light brown wool and consists of a central roundel enclosing a basket surrounded by four hares and vine leaves between them; the two hares on the sides face the basket; the animals resemble that in 50.2305 and the medallion probably belongs to the same textile.

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt