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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Tapestry, wool and linen

Not On View


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



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