Fragment of medallion
7th–8th century A.D.
Overall: 12 x 15.5 cm (4 3/4 x 6 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool tapestry
Not On View
Warp of linen; ground of natural colored linen, with design of blue, orange, dark and light green and yellow wool, and natural-colored linen. Design shows a central medallion surrounded by floral motifs. The border consists of a row of connected leaves. From Akhmîm. Design shows Byzantine influence.
Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot VI. 33. £5)
Emily Esther Sears Fund