Circular tapestry medallion

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 14.5 x 17.4 cm (5 11/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

92.2777

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 blue and red wool and natural-colored linen. Design shows birds, tree motifs and plants surrounding a small central medallion enclosing a human head (?). Border of irregular blocks of different colors. Much stained. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Everett Fund