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Fragment of a medallion

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 13.5 x 12 cm (5 5/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

03.1873

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

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.

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh 1903.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund