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Tapestry roundel

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–8th century A.D.


Height x width: 13.5 x 14.5 cm (5 5/16 x 5 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



The mainfield is of pink wool with a design of two birds and a spreading symmetrical plant in white linen, blue gray, yellow and pink wool. Surrounding this are two borders, one white with trefoils in pink and one derived from a laurel wreath (?) and woven with pink, blue and yellow wool and white linen. Like 15.449, 450, 452.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection