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Rectangular medallion

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


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


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool, tapestry

Not On View


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



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