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Fragment of medallion

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


Height x width: 9 x 7.6 cm (3 9/16 x 3 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of dark blue wool; the design consists of five circular forms each enclosing a human head, two vases and two birds are between these forms; the border encloses heart-shaped motifs, woven with red, yellow and white wool; sewed onto deep salmon-colored woolen cloth. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection