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Fragments of two tapestry roundels with eccentric weft

Egyptian (Coptic)
Late Roman
3rd–5th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall (a): 27 x 25.5 cm (10 5/8 x 10 1/16 in.) Overall (b): 27 x 25 cm (10 5/8 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

04.2033a-b

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Two roundels, Warp of natural-colored linen; weft of brown wool with geometric motifs. The border consists of circular brown motifs on natural-colored linen; a rosette motif occupies the centre of each roundel. From Akhmim.

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot VI. 33. £5)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund