A fragment in the Haifa Museum dated to the circa 9th-10th Century also has interlaced medallions very similar to the sixth fragment in this lot, (Inv. 6797; Alisa Baginski and Amalia Tidhar, Textiles from Egypt 4th-13th Centuries C.E., Jerusalem, 1980, no. 209. P. 139).
The distinctive roundel containing a bird is part of a group of wool and linen roundels which were probably originally intended to be stitched onto other textiles to serve as decorative medallions. The wool and the iconography of these medallions point to the textile weaving workshops of Upper Egypt. For similar medallion see a fragment in the Musée Historique des Tissus des Lyon, (inv.41.819).