User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Fragment of medallion

Start collecting

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...

Show Full Description

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh 1903.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

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

Dimensions

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

Accession Number

03.1877

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles