Rectangular fragment of tapestry weaving
7th–8th century A.D.
Object Place: Egypt
26 x 38 cm (10 1/4 x 14 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wool; tapestry weaving
Not On View
Rectangular fragment, ground of red wool; the deisgn of yellow, blue, red, light and dark green and brown wool shows two medallions in the center, half and parts of medallions at the sides; the central medallions are framed by diagonal bands forming broken lozenges. Each of the central medallions encloses a stylized human figure surrounded by four stylized birds (?); and each of the diagonal bands encloses three stylized birds (?); between the medallions are small crosses; framed by a brown and yellow scroll border.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection