Medallion

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


Dimensions

Overall: 18 x 20 cm (7 1/16 x 7 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

03.1869

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 natural-colored linen; design consists of four leaf-shaped forms surrounding a candelabra tree and four half leaf motifs bordering the the four sides of the frame; small disconnected discs form lozenges that surround each leaf; woven with red, blue and yellow wool and natural-colored linen. The ground of the border is of red wool with linear plant motifs woven with natural-colored linen. From Akhmim.

Provenance

Purchased by A.M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (£6 & £3)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund