Tapestry

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 16 x 22.5 cm (6 5/16 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

15.719b

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White linen into which is woven a square medallion with a central roundel enclosing a standing male figure with a raised left hand (dancer ); a plant motif is in each of the four corners and interlaced panels are on the four sides; the design is woven with natural-colored linen and violet wool. Design shows Roman influence. 15.719b and 15.719a were woven into one fragment.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection