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Fragment of medallion

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Warp of linen; ground of blue wool; design of red, yellow, dark blue, pink and green wool; design shows a human head (?) inside a central medallion surrounded by an animal, a bird (?) and geometric motifs; ground of the border is of red wool with square motifs in yellow wool. Much torn.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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


Height x width: 4 3/4 x 5 7/8 in. (12 x 14.9 cm)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts