Fragment of a tapestry medallion

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 27 x 26.3 cm (10 5/8 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

92.2756

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen; ground of natural colored linen, design in plum-colored and red wool, of a vase with plant growing from it , in the center of which is a putto, surrounded by vine leaves. Traces of two birds are below the figure. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Everett Fund