Fragment of a tapestry medallion

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–8th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width: 18 x 15.5 cm (7 1/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

96.312

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; the design shows two plants with flowers, one in the upper half of the roundel and the other in the lower half, each flanked by two animals. The tree in the lower half is flanked by a hare and a lion. The other animals are unidentifiable. The ground is in green wool and the design is in red, yellow, brown and purple wool and natural colored linen; sewed onto deep salmon-colored woolen fabric.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection