Fragment of roundel

Egyptian or Syrian
6th–7th century A.D.


Object Place: Egypt or Syria

Dimensions

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.)

Accession Number

26.794a-b

Medium or Technique

Silk, compound woven, weft twill

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

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.

Provenance

1926, Adolfo Loewi, Venice; 1926, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $225. (Accession Date: December 2, 1926)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund