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Fragment of medallion

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Warp of linen; ground of dark blue wool; design of red, green blue, yellow and brown wool and natural colored linen. Design shows a central medallion surrounded by hares and whale-like creatures. The medallion encloses a human figure (hunter ?) on a red ground; the border of a crenelated design...

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Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh 1903.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

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


Height x width: 15 x 19 cm (5 7/8 x 7 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts