Fragment of a square medallion

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–6th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 24.5 x 23.5 cm (9 5/8 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

93.245

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Design shows Roman influence. Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen, with design of a centaur surrounded by a border of branches with opposite leaves and disk-like flowers. Much worn.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection