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Square tapestry panel

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–6th century A.D.


Overall: 9 x 8 cm (3 9/16 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View


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



Small square enclosing a representation of a human head surrounded by a border of vases and leaves. The figure and motifs are woven in brown wool surrounded by natural colored linen. The details in the central figure and the vases are in linen. The vase and leaf motifs show Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection