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Tapestry medallion

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Design shows Byzantine influence. Linen warp, ground of linen; in the center is a head of a saint, around are a lioness, other animals, and flowers of red, blue, green, yellow, orange and black wool. Sewed by the dealer to 96.326.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), 4th–7th century

Dimensions

18 x 21.5 cm (7 1/16 x 8 7/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 215 x .18

Accession Number

96.559

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles