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Fragment of medallion

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Warp of linen; ground of red wool; design of blue and yellow wool and natural-colored linen. Design consists of a central medallion enclosing a human head; scrolled branches forming a lozenge surround the medallion and four other similar lozenges each enclosing a heart-shaped motif (?) surround...

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Purchased by A.M. LythgoeFrom Fhirgas of Keneh (£6 & £3)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th-9th century A.D.


Overall: 19 x 22.5 cm (7 1/2 x 8 7/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts