Tapestry medallion

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


Overall: 16 x 43 cm (6 5/16 x 16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of an oval medallion of plum-colored wool with a tracery design of natural-colored linen; a vine-like branch with leaves stems from two sides of the oval. The main area is framed by three borders of which the central is filled with connected discs. The geometric motifs in the main area show Roman influence.

Credit Line

Everett Fund