Fragment of medallion
7th-9th century A.D.
Overall: 19 x 22.5 cm (7 1/2 x 8 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool tapestry
Not On View
Warp of linen; ground of red wool; design of blue and yellow wool and natural-colored linen. Design consists of a central medallion enclosing a human head; scrolled branches forming a lozenge surround the medallion and four other similar lozenges each enclosing a heart-shaped motif (?) surround the central lozenge. Much of the weft is torn. From Akhmim.
Purchased by A.M. LythgoeFrom Fhirgas of Keneh (£6 & £3)
Emily Esther Sears Fund