An Egyptian Coptic textile fragment woven in burgandy wool onto course, unbleached linen. The fragment of material, depicts a motif comprised of a large, rectangular frame, known as a ‘tabula’, split into five cells. Four cells frame a central, smaller section in turn, decorated with a floral motif, attraction attention towards the centre. The last, central rectangle also holds a circular medallion with a zoomorphic design, most likely a lion.
Date: Circa 4th-6th century AD