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Rectangular medallion

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


Dimensions

Height x width (rectangular medallion): 18 x 19 cm (7 1/16 x 7 1/2 in.) Height x width (as mounted): 23 x 24.5 cm (9 1/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

15.694

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool, tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Medallion made of connected tapestry fragments. In the center is a mounted horseman inside a roundel, surrounded by birds, trees with fruits and putti. The design is woven with green, yellow, red, pink and brown wool and natural-colored linen on a light brown ground. The frames consist of connected pieces of plain brown wool. The medallion is inwoven in a natural-colored linen weaving.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection