Fragments of a small circular medallion

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


Height x width: 9.3 x 9.5 cm (3 11/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool, tapestry

Not On View


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



On a pinkish red ground is a design composed of a human figure in the centre with two flanking figures in the upper half of the medallion, each extending a basket above the head of the central figure, in green, yellow, dark brown and red wool. Very worn and full of holes.

Credit Line

Gift of Rt. Rev. Mgr. Arthur T. Connolly