Medallion

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


Dimensions

Overall: 8 x 9 cm (3 1/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

10.153

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp is linen.The design shows a circle enclosing a seated human figure holding a bowl, and surrounded by a border of birds, and human figures. The ground is of red wool and the design is of pink, blue, and orange wool and natural colored linen. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection