Tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Late Roman
3rd–4th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 43 x 42 cm (16 15/16 x 16 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

93.391

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

The ground is of natural-colored linen in which is woven with violet wool a roundel framing an eight-pointed star enclosing connected lozenges. Four-petal rosettes inside circles fill the areas between the star and the borders. Two borders, the inner formed by scalloped motifs and the outer is plain frame the roundel.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection