Fragment of a medallion

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–10th century A.D.


Height x width: 17.3 x 19.5 cm (6 13/16 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



Linen warp; woolen weft; ground green yellow; design, light tan, dark blue, red, pink and plain soft green border. Design of the upper part of the fragment consists of six human figures each holding a stick (?) or a sword (?). Two of the figures are in chariots, each pulled by two animals (?). The lower part of the fragment shows a tree-like motif and an animal, probably an ibex. Importation 204.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection