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Tapestry roundel

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

Object Place: Egypt


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry roundel

Not On View


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



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