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Tapestry roundel

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–5th century A.D.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 9.5 x 10 cm (3 3/4 x 3 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

55.1064

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

Roundel ornament of very fine texture. Tapestry wefts are of purple wool and undyed linen, on undyed linen warps. Central field shows honeycombed circles; encircling this, a narrow band showing a leafy vine. Traces of undyed linen tabby-woven ground fabric around edges. Stains.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer