Medallion

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 8.5 x 9 cm (3 3/8 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

03.1871

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 pinkish red wool. Design shows two sitting figures facing each other and flanking a candelabra-like motif surmounted by a bird, of dark brown and yellow wool and natural colored linen. Design shows Byzantine influence. From Akhmim

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh 1903.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund