Fragment of roundel
Egyptian or Syrian
6th–7th century A.D.
Object Place: Egypt or Syria
Overall (a): 18 x 17.5 cm (7 1/16 x 6 7/8 in.) Overall (b): 16.5 x 10.5 cm (6 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk, compound woven, weft twill
Not On View
One almost complete, woven with light neutral silk on a dark neutral silk ground. Enclosed within the roundel is a symmetrical tree form with four large leaves and a flower form at the top. Very much worn and torn.
1926, Adolfo Loewi, Venice; 1926, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $225. (Accession Date: December 2, 1926)
Harriet Otis Cruft Fund