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Pendant to a medallion

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


Overall: 10.5 x 22 cm (4 1/8 x 8 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; design in the medallion consists of a central circle enclosing a leaf-shaped motif woven with dark blue, yellow and red wool and natural-colored linen; ground of the pendant and the border of the medallion is of red wool detailed with linear plant and geometric motifs woven with natural-colored linen; the red border of the medallion is framed by a narrower dark brown border with dark green and yellow square motifs. Probably a fragment of a shoulder band (clavus).

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection