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Tapestry medallion

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th-7th century A.D.


Height x width: 14.4 x 18 cm (5 11/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tapestry, wool

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



An oval medallion with designs woven with dark green and dark and light brown wool and consists of a central roundel enclosing a basket surrounded by four hares and vine leaves between them; the two hares on the sides face the basket; the animals resemble that in 50.2305 and the medallion probably belongs to the same textile.

Credit Line

Bequest of Charles Bain Hoyt