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Tapestry medallion

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Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen; design of a nude standing man and lion vertically positioned. The design is woven in brown. The man holds an object woven in red wool. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Overall: 10.5 x 9.5 cm (4 1/8 x 3 3/4 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with hatching and eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts