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Medallion tapestry

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Warp of linen; ground of natural colored linen, with design of brown wool. Design shows a running hare ? in a central circle surrounded by undulating branch-like motifs that form circles enclosing floral motifs. Design shows Roman influence.


Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot III, 24.£17)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 4th–6th century A.D.


Overall: 8.5 x 10.3 cm (3 3/8 x 4 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts