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Cover fragment: centaur surrounded by animals and flowers

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Cover fragment with polychrome wool and linen tapestry woven square panel with a central circle that encloses a centaur. Four circles, each enclosing an animal is in one of the four corners of the panel. Between the circles are baskets with flowers framed by semi-circular lines that stem from...

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Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 5th–6th century A.D.

Object Place

Graeco-Roman, Eastern Mediterranean


Height x width: 63.5 x 45 cm (25 x 17 11/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool and linen on linen; tapestry, plain and looped weaving, with eccentric weft, dovetailed


Textiles and Fashion Arts