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Square tapestry medallion

Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen, with a design of a circle in the center containing an animal (a lion?) with a large head, surrounded by a design of scrolls, of brown wool; sewed onto a piece of natural-colored linen weaving. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Everett Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 4th–6th century A.D.

Accession Number

92.2760

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles