Tapestry roundel

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


Height x width: 13.8 x 13 cm (5 7/16 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



White woolen cloth; the ground of the circular medallion is bluish-gray, a circle of white linen encloses a mounted horseman with a spear and a long blue garment. Outside of the white ring are four diamonds with spots in them. Woven with light and dark blue, gray, reddish-orange, white and yellow wool and white linen.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection