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Square tapestry medallion

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–9th century A.D.


Overall: 13.5 x 25 cm (5 5/16 x 9 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



Linen warp. The ground is of dark red wool; on this are two diagonal bars forming what appears to be half of a torn lozenge motif. The bars are detailed with irregular forms (a row of birds ); the design is of red, yellow, green and brown. The ground of the border is brown with blocks of yellow wool. Much worn. Similar to 09.110

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection