Bird in a Medallion
The graceful bird in this textile medallion is reminiscent of Late Antique and Coptic motifs, yet the textile’s color scheme suggests early Islamic manufacture in Egypt under the Tulunids (circa 868–905).
- Medium: Linen, tapestry-woven
- Place Made: Egypt
- Dates: late 9th-early 10th century
- Dynasty: Tulunid
- Period: Tulunid Dynasty
- Dimensions: 4 7/16 x 3 3/4 in. (11.3 x 9.5 cm) Frame: 1 5/8 x 10 11/16 x 8 3/16 in. (4.1 x 27.1 x 20.8 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Arts of the Islamic World
- Museum Location: This item is not on view
- Accession Number: 84.270
- Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Virgil H. Bird
- Rights Statement: Creative Commons-BY
- Caption: Bird in a Medallion, late 9th-early 10th century. Linen, tapestry-woven, 4 7/16 x 3 3/4 in. (11.3 x 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Dr. Virgil H. Bird, 84.270. Creative Commons-BY
- Catalogue Description: Long-necked bird woven in ochre linen against dark blue ground. White and ochre wing and flying scarf. White foot and floral stem extending from beak.
- Record Completeness: Best (84%)