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


Overall: 25 x 27 cm (9 13/16 x 10 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



Circular medallion made of several pieces and sewn onto a white woollen fragment. In the center is a human head flanked by two animals; above the head is a candelabra-like motif. The border encloses heart-shaped petals. The ground colors of the main area and the border are woven respectively with red and green wool, and the design is worven with red, light and dark brown, green and yellow wool and natural-colored linen. Stained.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection