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Tapestry roundel

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White linen ground covered with fan-shaped plant forms or baskets (?), surrounded by rows of disconnected leaf-like motifs with dots. Woven with dark green, light brown and dark reddish violet wool and white linen. No borders. Possibly cut from a larger piece of cloth.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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

Dimensions

Height x width: 10.5 x 11.5 cm (4 1/8 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

15.421

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles