Tapestry medallion

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


Dimensions

Overall: 10.5 x 9.5 cm (4 1/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

96.172

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with hatching and eccentric weft

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen; design of a nude standing man and lion vertically positioned. The design is woven in brown. The man holds an object woven in red wool. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection