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Square tapestry medallion

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


Overall: 19 x 17.5 cm (7 1/2 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of yellow wool, ground of yellow wool; the design is a square containing human forms surrounded by wavy motifs (plants ), of dark and light blue, yellow and green wool and natural-colored linen, bordered with a wide band of red and narrower ones of yellow and green. The lower right corner of the wide border shows a floral motif; slight remains suggest that similar floral motifs existed in the three other corners. Torn in the upper part of the red border and the upper part of the central square.

Credit Line

Everett Fund