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Square medallion

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


Height x width (tapestry square): 26 x 29 cm (10 1/4 x 11 7/16 in.) Height x width (as mounted): 28 x 30 cm (11 x 11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Square medallion made of several fragments. In the mainfield are two adjacent rectangular areas, a putto is in one and a female figure is in the other. These are framed by a blue border with floral and circular motifs in pink, deep yellow, green and red wool and natural-colored linen. This area is framed by a plain red border. The design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection