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Medallion

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 10 x 13 cm (3 15/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

05.103

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 wool; fragment of plain pinkish red fabric into which is woven a medallion with a natural-colored linen ground and a design of red, green, deep blue, light brown and yellow wool; design in the medallion shows a human figure with a raised arm (?) accompanied by a bird-like motif (?). The border of the medallion consists of repeated S-like motifs on a ground of brownish blue wool; mate to T.3197 (96.316)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Emma B. Andrews