Tapestry medallion

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


Dimensions

Overall: 16 x 43 cm (6 5/16 x 16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

92.2748

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen; ground of an oval medallion of plum-colored wool with a tracery design of natural-colored linen; a vine-like branch with leaves stems from two sides of the oval. The main area is framed by three borders of which the central is filled with connected discs. The geometric motifs in the main area show Roman influence.

Credit Line

Everett Fund