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Fragment of a medallion

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


Overall: 12.5 x 9 cm (4 15/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



The main field is of dark blue wool surrounded by a band of pink wool. The design consists of a vase, from which grows a symmetrical blossoming plant; on each side of the vase is a small bird. The other forms are indistinct. Woven with light and deep pink, light green, yellow and dark blue wool and linen.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection