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Square tapestry medallion

On the main field of white linen is a design of four circles enclosing rabbits. This is surrounded by two interlacing borders; in the wider borders are rabbits. The design is woven with dark blue wool, and detailed with red wool. Sewed onto a piece of linen of looped weaving.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 5th–6th century A.D.

Accession Number

93.328

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry, with eccentric weft; sewed into linen with looped weft

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles