Fragment of medallion

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 15 x 19 cm (5 7/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

03.1877

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 dark blue wool; design of red, green blue, yellow and brown wool and natural colored linen. Design shows a central medallion surrounded by hares and whale-like creatures. The medallion encloses a human figure (hunter ) on a red ground; the border of a crenelated design is in brown wool. From Akhmim.

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh 1903.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund