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Fragment of medallion

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–8th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 12 x 15.5 cm (4 3/4 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

04.2018

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 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.

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot VI. 33. £5)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund