Tapestry medallion

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


Dimensions

Overall: 20 x 18 cm (7 7/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1973

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

Tapestry roundel with a central design of an eight-pointed star motif framed by a similar unit. Discs fill the areas surrounding the larger star.The frame is filled with a row of interconnected discs. Warp of linen; ground of plum-colored wool, with tracery design of natural-colored linen. Design shows Roman influence.

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot III, 24.£17)From Akhmin

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund