Tapestry medallion

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–5th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width: 15.5 x 16 cm (6 1/8 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.5822

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry, hatching

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Ground, natural colored linen; design of brown wool showing an eight-pointed star motif with a central circle that contains a leopard  or a panther  A leaf occupies each of the eight areas surrounding the central circle. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection