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Medallion tapestry

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The ground of the mainfield is dull green. The design, which consists of what appear to be conventional leaves and plant forms, is woven with white, red, and dark blue wool. Around the edge is a border of dark blue broken by small spots of white, green, and red.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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


Height x width: 14.2 x 18 cm (5 9/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts