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Two tapestry medallions

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


Dimensions

Overall (b): 10.5 x 11 cm (4 1/8 x 4 5/16 in.) Overall (a): 10.5 x 11 cm (4 1/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.1974a-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 of linen; ground of natural colored linen, with design of brown-colored wool. Design consists of a square enclosing a central circle that contains an unidentifiable motif against a natural colored linen; the area surrounding the circle is in brown.

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh. T.5622 - (Lot III, 24, £17), T.5673 - (Lot VI. 33. £5)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund