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Medallion

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 20.5 x 20.5 cm (8 1/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1436

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Dark red ground. The design consists of birds, human figures, mermaids (?) and other forms. In the lower part are two fish-like creatures, each swallowing a man probably representing Jonah and the whale (?). The mainfield is framed by scalloped motifs. Woven in natural-colored linen and dark red, blue, green, yellow and pink wool. Similar to 11.1443.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection