Square tapestry medallion

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–10th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width: 18.5 x 19 cm (7 5/16 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

09.118

Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Costumes

The warp is of violet wool; woven into a piece of brownish violet cloth is a white square with a design in red wool of two rows of human figures, fish and birds separated by narrow borders. On two sides are deep blocks of red. Torn in the lower half of the square. Similar in design and coloring to 09.117, and possibly a piece of the same garment. The design shows Byzantine influence

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection