User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Fragment of a square medallion

Start collecting

Design shows Roman influence. Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen, with design of a centaur surrounded by a border of branches with opposite leaves and disk-like flowers. Much worn.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Overall: 24.5 x 23.5 cm (9 5/8 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts