Fragment of a tapestry roundel

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
7th–9th century A.D.


Height x width: 15 x 14.5 cm (5 7/8 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



White woolen warp threads; the ground of the main field is deep pink, on this is woven with white, green, light and dark blue wool a design of a mounted (?) figure carrying a male and a female (?), surrounded by five human figures of which one is floating above the central pair; framed by a border of bluish grey..

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection