Fragment with a tapestry roundel

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft, dovetailed

Not On View


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



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