Fragment of medallion
7th–9th century A.D.
Height x width: 5.3 x 5.6 cm (2 1/16 x 2 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry
Not On View
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.
Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot VI. 33. £5
Emily Esther Sears Fund