Fragment of a medallion
7th–9th century A.D.
Height x width: 13.5 x 12 cm (5 5/16 x 4 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry
Not On View
Warp of linen; ground of brownish violet wool, with design of natural colored linen. Design consists of a roundel with a central eight-pointed star motif from which stem trees and branches that fill the areas surrounding it. The eight-pointed star encloses a floral (?) unit with eight branches. From Akhmim.
Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh 1903.
Emily Esther Sears Fund