Fragment of medallion
7th–9th century A.D.
Height x width: 15 x 19 cm (5 7/8 x 7 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool tapestry
Not On View
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.
Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh 1903.
Emily Esther Sears Fund