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Tapestry roundel

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


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 12 x 14.5 cm (4 3/4 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

51.567

Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry roundel

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Costumes

Ground of red wool; design consists of nine roundels of which two enclose female busts; two enclose pairs of human figures and five enclose animals and birds (?). The border encloses scrolled motifs. The design is woven with green, yellow, dark brown and blue wool. Probably a fragment of a tunic.

Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection