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Medallion

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–9th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width (tapestry square): 16 x 15.5 cm (6 5/16 x 6 1/8 in.) Height x width (as mounted): 16.5 x 16.5 cm (6 1/2 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

11.1411

Medium or Technique

Wool and linen, tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Costumes

Deep golden-brown ground on which are birds, lotus-like flowers and fish (Nilotic motifs) surrounding a bird inside and a plant inside a rectangular medallion. This composition is framed by two borders, the inner is in plain dark brown and the outer in plain red. Pieced. Woven with red, green, light and dark brown and pink wool and natural-colored linen. Pieced. This piece is evidently from the same garment as 11.1425 and 11.1437.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection