Tapestry medallion

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


Overall: 21 x 30 cm (8 1/4 x 11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



White linen ground; design consists of a large ovate leaf with dark brown midrib and opposite veins. Growing from the ribs are small dark brown veins and red trefoils; design is woven with wool, much worn and had been pasted by the dealer on a piece of white woolen cloth.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection