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Fragment of tapestry medallion

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Warp of linen; ground of natural colored linen, design in plum-colored and red wool, of a vase with plant growing from it , in the center of which is a putto, surrounded by vine leaves. Traces of two birds are below the figure. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Everett Fund

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


Height x width: 27 x 26.3 cm (10 5/8 x 10 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts