Fragment with a tapestry roundel

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

Object Place: Egypt


Height x width: 17.5 x 23 cm (6 7/8 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View


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



Fragment. Oval tapestry ornament applied on undyed linen tabby-woven ground. Pattern, rendered with red, blue and yellow wool and undyed linen wefts, shows a pair of affronted, leaping hares (?) flanking a tree that stems from a lotus-like motif. Stained; holes. Some holes rotted out. Tapestry similar to 55.1084.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer