Fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
6th–8th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width: 35.1 x 26.2 cm (13 13/16 x 10 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

99.149

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

A square medallion and and L-shaped border woven into linen cloth. Warp of linen; ground of deep blue wool, scrolling design of red wool and linen. An eight-pointed star inside a roundel framed by a rectangle is in the center of the square medallion. Surrounding this central area is a scrolling design similar to that in the L-shaped border. Inside the scrolling design in the border and the square medallion are branch-like motifs. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Provenance

Purchased from D.G. Kelekian for $25.00.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection