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Circular medallion

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The medallion is made of connected tapestry fragments. In the center is a mounted horseman inside a roundel surrounded by four putti, two animals, fish, birds and plants, and framed by two borders of which the inner contains birds, fish and plants and the outer shows crenellated motifs. Woven...

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–9th century


Height x width (as mounted): 28.5 x 29 cm (11 1/4 x 11 7/16 in.) Height x width (tapestry roundel): 23 x 23 cm (9 1/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts