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Medallion

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


Dimensions

Height x width (tapestry square): 16 x 16.5 cm (6 5/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.1425

Medium or Technique

Tapestry, wool

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Costumes

Deep, golden-brown ground on which are two lotus-like floral motifs in the center and in the four corners; fish and birds surround the central area. A small cross is on one of the two central flowers.Two borders, one in dark brown and one in red, frame the medallion. Border is pieced. Design is woven with red, green, pink, dark brown and white wool. This piece is evidently from the same garment as 11.1411 and 11.1437.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection