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Fragment of medallion

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Warp of linen; ground of red wool; design consists of a central medallion surrounded by ten semi-circular motifs each enclosing either a bird, a vase or flowers, woven in dark blue and yellow wool and natural-colored linen. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Overall: 8.5 x 8.5 cm (3 3/8 x 3 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts