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Medallion

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


Dimensions

Height x width (tapestry square): 14.5 x 16.5 cm (5 11/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

15.693

Medium or Technique

Tapestry, wool

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Made of more than one piece. The design is divided into four parallel bands. Two bands on one side show candelabra-like motifs. One of the two others shows two four-petal motifs, a bird (parrot?) and fish and the other shows animals and a putto (?) surrounded by floral motifs. The design is woven with green, yellow, dark and light brown and orange wool. The border is plain violet wool.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection