Two tapestry medallions

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


Dimensions

Overall (a): 16.5 x 14.5 cm (6 1/2 x 5 11/16 in.) Overall (b): 17.5 x 14.5 cm (6 7/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1997a-b

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp and ground of natural colored linen, with design of brown wool. Design shows a central rectangular motif that contains an oval unit enclosing a mounted horseman and a running animal. From Akhmîn.

Provenance

Purchased with the Sears Fund by A.M. Lythgoe,From Ghirgas of Keneh. (Lot VI. 33. £5).

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund