Fragment of medallion

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 5.3 x 5.6 cm (2 1/16 x 2 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.2017

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 green wool, with design of red and yellow wool and natural-colored linen; ground of border of red wool. Design consists of a tree in the center flanked by two putti each carrying a bird. The border encloses scrolled lines and small square motifs. From Akhmîm.

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot VI. 33. £5

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund