Tapestry roundel

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


Height x width: 14 x 14 cm (5 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



The main field is of pink wool with a design of two birds and a spreading symmerical 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 15.450, 451, 452.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection