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Fragment of medallion

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Warp of red wool; design of light and dark blue, green, yellow, red and pink wool and white linen. Design shows a fragmentary roundel enclosing an eight pointed star that frames four crowned (?) female heads, each in one corner and a bird inside a lozenge in each of the other corners; very worn....

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Credit Line

Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst

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

Dimensions

Overall: 12.3 x 11.5 cm (4 13/16 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

98.56

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles