Weaving with a tapestry roundel

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



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