Square tapestry medallion

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


Height x width: 44 x 33.5 cm (17 5/16 x 13 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry, with eccentric weft; sewed into linen with looped weft

Not On View


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



On the main field of white linen is a design of four circles enclosing rabbits. This is surrounded by two interlacing borders; in the wider borders are rabbits. The design is woven with dark blue wool, and detailed with red wool. Sewed onto a piece of linen of looped weaving.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection