Tapestry roundel

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 12.1 x 13.4 cm (4 3/4 x 5 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

04.1972b

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen; the design, of plum-colored wool, consists of a figure with a raised arm in a central circle, surrounded by lotus flowers, birds and fish. Both the central circle and the roundel are framed by a plain border. Design shows Roman influence.

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot VI, 33.£5), 1904. No. 5620 (Lot III, 24.£17)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund