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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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Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh 1903.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

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

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts