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Square medallion

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


Dimensions

Height x width (tapestry square): 26 x 29 cm (10 1/4 x 11 7/16 in.) Height x width (as mounted): 28 x 30 cm (11 x 11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

11.1444

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Square medallion made of several fragments. In the mainfield are two adjacent rectangular areas, a putto is in one and a female figure is in the other. These are framed by a blue border with floral and circular motifs in pink, deep yellow, green and red wool and natural-colored linen. This area is framed by a plain red border. The design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection