Fragment of medallion

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


Height x width: 11.7 x 14 cm (4 5/8 x 5 1/2 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 blue wool; woven with yellow, red, green, light and dark brown and white wool and natural colored linen; ground of the border is of red wool; design of a human head (?) in a medallion in the center surrounded by four lozenges formed by disconnected small rectangular motifs, an animal is inside each of two lozenges and a leaf is inside each of the other two; four half leaves border the frame which encloses rows of square and rectangular motifs. Motifs in the medallion are similar to those in 03.1872.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund