Fragment of a tapestry medallion
7th–9th century A.D.
Height x width: 19.5 x 25 cm (7 11/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool
Not On View
Warp of linen; ground of dark green wool, ground of outer border and center of red wool; design of four nude female figures and two dog-like animals surrounding a central oval motif that stems from a jar and encloses a female figure; four branches stem from the central motif; design is of red, orange-brown, yellow, green and dark and light blue wool, and natural-colored linen. A better preserved medallion with similar motifs in the Brooklyn Museum is in the form of a spade-shaped leaf.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection