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Tapestry medallion

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Ground, natural colored linen; design of brown wool showing an eight-pointed star motif with a central circle that contains a leopard ? or a panther ? A leaf occupies each of the eight areas surrounding the central circle. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 4th–5th century A.D.

Dimensions

Height x width: 15.5 x 16 cm (6 1/8 x 6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.5822

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry, hatching

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles