Square medallion

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
6th–8th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width: 11.1 x 11.2 cm (4 3/8 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1967

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen, ground of brownish violet wool; a rectangular motif that contains connected oval discs is in the center of the panel; surrounding this central unit are scroll motifs with stylized branches; woven in red wool and natural-colored linen.

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. Lythgoe,From Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot III, 24. £17)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund