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Tapestry medallion

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
7th–8th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 7 cm (3 3/8 x 2 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

04.1988

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 red wool, with design of green, dark brown and orange wool and natural colored linen. Design shows a basket of fruit in a central roundel surrounded by a frame of connected semi-circular motifs, each containing a small disc. Design shows Byzantine influence. From Akhmîn.

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh. (Lot III. 24. £17)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund