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Fragment of a circular medallion

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


Height x width: 12.5 x 9.5 cm (4 15/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



The ground is of dark green wool, the design of two birds facing each other, but with their heads turned away, and separated by a plant form with heart shaped leaves, is woven with blue, yellow and red wool. The feet of the birds are of linen. The warp is of wool.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection