Fragment with a tapestry roundel

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–10th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 20.5 x 18 cm (8 1/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

22.784

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft, dovetailed

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

Neutral yellow wool with a medallion design woven with neutral brown wool and light neutral linen. The design consists of a central roundel that encloses fish and unidentifiable motifs. Surrounding the central roundel are similar motifs of fish as well as birds and unidentifiable motifs. Probably belonged to the weaving that 22.793 belonged to. Torn.

Credit Line

Gift of Rt. Rev. Mgr. Arthur T. Connolly