Medallion

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 12.5 x 10.6 cm (4 15/16 x 4 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.2016

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen; ground of brownish violet wool; with designs in red wool and natural colored linen. Design consists of a hare (?) inside a central circle framed by a square, surrounded by star-like motifs woven alternately in red wool and natural-colored linen. From Akhmîn.

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund