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Fragment with a tapestry medallion

Yellowish-green woolen cloth, with three white stripes at one end. In the middle is a roundel framed by a plain brown and natural-colored linen borders. The roundel encloses birds (?) and unidentifiable motifs. These are woven with yellow, green, blue and brown wool and natural-colored linen.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts