Fragment of a square panel

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


Overall: 21 x 23 cm (8 1/4 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft and hatching, slit

Not On View


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



Warp and ground of linen; design of brown wool. Design consists of a central rectangular area with two dancers, surrounded by four circles, one contains a lion, another contains a hare and each of the two other medallions contains a tree. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection