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Tapestry roundel

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


Height x width: 13.5 x 14.7 cm (5 5/16 x 5 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool and linen, tapestry

Not On View


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



Reddish violet ground; on this are two addorsed figures with bird-like feet, each wears a cap with a pendant band in the back and holds an unidentifiable object. In the middle, between the two figures, is a candelabra-like motif. The border shows connected heart-shaped leaves, squares and rectangular motifs. Woven with light and dark green, blue and red wool and white linen.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection