Tapestry panel

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th-6th century A.D.


Height x width: 12.3 x 9 cm (4 13/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



Warp and ground of natural-colored linen; the design, woven in plum-colored wool, consists of a male figure inside an oval in the center surrounded by four animals, an ibex (?) and a lion in the upper and lower corners respectively and a panther (?) in each of the upper and lower left corners; the figure in the center holds a shield with one hand and a stone (?) with the other; the panel is woven into a piece of natural-colored linen.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection