Tapestry roundel

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and Wool

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Warp of linen; weft of wool; a scene of the Nativity with Christ, the Child, in the center flanked by two standing figures; a winged creature is above Christ; the figures are woven with, yellow, brown and green on a red ground; framed by a border enclosing a scrolled branch with animal heads on both sides; parts of the left side are torn; 11 threads to 1 centimeter.

Credit Line

Julia Bradford Huntington James Fund