Tapestry medallion

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


Dimensions

Overall: 17 x 16.5 cm (6 11/16 x 6 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

15.438

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool, tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

The ground is pink wool. On this are four diagonal bands that form a lozenge which encloses a plant motif; a semi-circular medallion joining the bands is in two corners of the lozenge. The warp is wool; the weft is pink, dark and light blue, green and yellow wool and natural-colored linen. Similar to 11.1405.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection