Tapestry medallion

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


Dimensions

Overall: 30.5 x 27 cm (12 x 10 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

96.356

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

Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen; the design, a square containaing a circle enclosing an animal, the square being bordered by twelve circles containing busts of men and other forms, is of purple wool; woven into a piece of natural-colored linen fabric. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection