Medallion tapestry

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 14.2 x 18 cm (5 9/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1421

Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

The ground of the mainfield is dull green. The design, which consists of what appear to be conventional leaves and plant forms, is woven with white, red, and dark blue wool. Around the edge is a border of dark blue broken by small spots of white, green, and red.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection