Fragment of medallion

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


Dimensions

Overall: 19 x 22.5 cm (7 1/2 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.1868

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; design of blue and yellow wool and natural-colored linen. Design consists of a central medallion enclosing a human head; scrolled branches forming a lozenge surround the medallion and four other similar lozenges each enclosing a heart-shaped motif (?) surround the central lozenge. Much of the weft is torn. From Akhmim.

Provenance

Purchased by A.M. LythgoeFrom Fhirgas of Keneh (£6 & £3)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund