Weaving with a tapestry roundel

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–8th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 20.5 x 24.5 cm (8 1/16 x 9 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

11.1404

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Red woolen ground into which is woven a circular medallion. The ground of the medallion is natural-colored linen, on this are plant forms surrounding a a central crenulated medallion enclosing a bird, in blue, red, green and yellow wool. Bands of dark blue, yellow and green wool and natural-colored linen encircle the main field. Like 11.1422.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection