Square medallion

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


Dimensions

Overall: 14 x 12 cm (5 1/2 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

09.112

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

The warp is of linen; the ground of deep rose-colored wool; in the center is a circle enclosing two human figures standing on each side of a tree and extending their arms towards it. In each of the four corners of the square is a bird in profile. The design is woven with light and dark blue, red, dark brown, yellow and white wool, and natural-colored linen. Sewed on to a piece of heavy linen. The design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection