Fragment of medallion

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


Height x width: 10.9 x 14.9 cm (4 5/16 x 5 7/8 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; design of red, yellow, dark blue, pink and green wool; design shows a human head (?) inside a central medallion surrounded by an animal, a bird (?) and geometric motifs; ground of the border is of red wool with square motifs in yellow wool. Much torn.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund