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Square medallion

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


Height x width: 8.3 x 8 cm (3 1/4 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

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



Warp linen, ground natural-colored linen all-over design of diamonds of deep violet wool, in the center a violet square in which is a linen cross. Each of the diamond-shaped motifs shows a cross executed with a flying shuttle. Sewed to a piece of heavy white linen.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection