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Fragment with a medallion

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–8th century A.D.


Overall: 28 x 43 cm (11 x 16 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



Warp of linen, ground of deep blue wool; design of red, white, green, orange and brown wool; red braided wool cord and band at the edge of cloth. The design consists of a central roundel framing a tree flanked by two hares; surrounding the medallion are hares, lions, a putto holding a basket and another holding a bird. The design shows Byzantine influence. From Akhmim.


Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh 1903.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund