Medallion

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 25.5 x 25 cm (10 1/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.697

Medium or Technique

Tapestry, wool and linen

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Medallion made of connected tapestry fragments. A rectangular medallion in the center frames a putto holding a wreath. Surrounding the medallion are birds, a putto, an animal (?) and four flowers.This composition is surrounded by birds, fish, plants, floating putti carrying birds and a scroll inhabited by animals. The border consists of crenellated motifs Woven with yellow, brown, green, blue and pink wool and natural-colored linen on a red wool ground. The medallion is mounted on a natural-colored linen weaving.The motifs and the border ornament resemble those in 15.698.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection