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Fragment with a tapestry roundel

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


Height x width: 21 x 19 cm (8 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



White woolen stained to a deep yellow. In this is a circular medallion with a red ground on which are eight connected semi-circular units that enclose birds (?) and floral motifs. In the centre of the medallion is a small circle enclosing a rosette, in green, blue and dull yellow. The border of the medallion is dark blue and it is decorated with an undulating branch from which stem leaves and flowers, in yellow, green and red. Like 11.1415.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection