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Tapestry roundel

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 13.3 x 13.8 cm (5 1/4 x 5 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.174

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

Warp and ground of natural-colored linen; design, of plum-colored wool, consists of a branching tree with vine leaves flanked by two birds; roundel is framed by a plain border. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection