Fragment of medallion

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


Dimensions

Overall: 24 x 28.4 cm (9 7/16 x 11 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.233

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 red wool, deisgn of a central roundel enclosing two human figures framed by an arch; surrounding the medallion are tree-like motifs animals, peacock-like creatures, birds, and two human figures each seated on a brick-like seat, in light and dark-blue, red, yellow and green wool and natural-colored linen; ground of the border in dark-blue wool. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection