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Oval medallion

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Medallion made of more than one piece with figures that closely resemble those in the Coptic tapestries with scenes from the life of the Patriarch Joseph. In the left is a round-shaped crowned figure carrying (?) or holding a figure seated on a throne and surrounded by several others including...

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Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Dimensions

Height x width (tapestry oval): 28.5 x 36 cm (11 1/4 x 14 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.699

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles