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Rectangular silk panel

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

Object Place: Egypt

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Twill

Not On View


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



Ground of dark green silk; the design in the upper half of the panel consists of a roundel enclosing two human heads, two peacocks which flank a heart-shaped plant, and two running dogs; outside the roundel is a peacock in each of the upper corner between the roundel and the border of the panel and an eagle is each of the lower borders. Above the roundel is a Greek inscription: e?eµa??a (Hail to Mary), woven twice in opposite directions; the lower half of the weaving is divided in two vertical segments, each enclosing a stylized plant motif; two birds and two animal heads (?).

Credit Line

Textile Income Purchase Fund