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Fragment of tapestry roundel

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–7th century A.D.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 8 cm (3 3/8 x 3 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

55.1021

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment of roundel woven with dark brown wool, on undyed linen: roundel encloses a circle framing a bust. The outer border as well as the border of the central circle consist of stylized waves. Brittle and ragged, linen darkend.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer