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Fragment of tapestry medallion

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


Height x width: 20 x 21 cm (7 7/8 x 8 1/4 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 red wool; the design shows a central medallion in which is represented a bust with a haloed head; surrounding the medallion are large indistinct forms, probably floral and animal motifs, of green, dark blue, yellow and brown wool, and natural-colored linen; ground of border is of green wool; weft is very worn on the right side. Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection