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.

Tapestry medallion

Start collecting

White linen ground; design consists of a large ovate leaf with dark brown midrib and opposite veins. Growing from the ribs are small dark brown veins and red trefoils; design is woven with wool, much worn and had been pasted by the dealer on a piece of white woolen cloth.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Dimensions

Overall: 21 x 30 cm (8 1/4 x 11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.530

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles