Medallions

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


Dimensions

Height x width (a): 15.3 x 16.4 cm (6 x 6 7/16 in.) Height x width (b): 22.8 x 23.5 cm (9 x 9 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

96.272a-b

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 red wool covered with repeated diamond-shaped linear motifs framed by white curving lines from which stem branch-like motifs; woven with red and green wool and natural-colored linen; the weft in 96.272a is much worn; design in 96.272b shows clearer details.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection