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Tunic Ornament: Two Hunters Battling Lions

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Tunic Ornament: Two Hunters Battling Lions
Textile
Coptic
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5th-6th century
Byzantine period, Early, c. 330-867
Creation Place: Africa, Ancient & Byzantine World
Wool and linen
12.7 x 10.16 cm (5 x 4 in.)
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Denman W. Ross
, 1917.113
Department of Ancient and Byzantine Art & Numismatics
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Description
Square panel from a linen cloth, tapestry-woven in black wool and undyed linen thread. A circle encloses two men on foot fighting lions; spandrels formed by the circle and square are filled with vine scrolls.