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Fragment of a medallion

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–9th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 12.5 x 9 cm (4 15/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.427

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

The main field is of dark blue wool surrounded by a band of pink wool. The design consists of a vase, from which grows a symmetrical blossoming plant; on each side of the vase is a small bird. The other forms are indistinct. Woven with light and deep pink, light green, yellow and dark blue wool and linen.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection