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Medallion

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


Dimensions

Height x width (tapestry square): 16.5 x 18 cm (6 1/2 x 7 1/16 in.) Height x width (as mounted): 26 x 25.5 cm (10 1/4 x 10 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.696

Medium or Technique

Wool, tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Made of several tapestry fragments. In the center is a rectangular medallion enclosing a red flower flanked by two pink floral motifs. Surrounding the medallion are flowers and birds (?), woven with pink yellow, dark and light brown, and red wool; framed by two borders, one is in dark brown wool with small discs and the other is in plain red wool.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection