Tapestry depciting a jeweled cross

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
6th–7th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width: 15 x 13 cm (5 7/8 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1420

Medium or Technique

Linen and Wool

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

White woolen ground on which is a cross of deep red wool outlined with violet and detailed with disks of yellow, blue and green wool and white linen. In each angle of the cross is a blue or green bird, and at the top connecting the horizontal arms is a band of narrow stripes of pink, red, green, yellow and dark blue. The design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection