User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Tapestry depicting a jeweled cross

Warp of linen; ground of pink wool, with design of green, yellow, orange and brown wool and natural colored linen. A disc in the center of the cross is surrounded by eight smaller ones. Square and round jewel-like patterns decorate the arms of the cross. Design shows Byzantine influence. Similar...

Show Full Description

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot III, 24.£17)From Akhmin

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 6th–7th century A.D.

Accession Number

04.1985

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles