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Square medallion

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


Height x width (tapestry square): 24 x 22.2 cm (9 7/16 x 8 3/4 in.) Height x width (as mounted): 28.5 x 26 cm (11 1/4 x 10 1/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool, tapestry

Not On View


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



Medallion is made of several fragments. In the middle are lotus flowers, buds and birds (Nilotic motifs). On four sides are fragments of various borders with floral motifs. The edges consist of plain red bands. This piece was evidently made from fragments of the same garment as 11.1411 and 11.1425.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection