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Fragment of a medallion

Warp of linen; ground of brownish violet wool, with design of natural colored linen. Design consists of a roundel with a central eight-pointed star motif from which stem trees and branches that fill the areas surrounding it. The eight-pointed star encloses a floral (?) unit with eight branches....

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Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh 1903.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

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

Accession Number

03.1873

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles