Tapestry roundel

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


Dimensions

Height x width: 11.6 x 10.5 cm (4 9/16 x 4 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

96.166

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen; design consists of a nude female figure in a circle sourrounded by interlocked circles, each enclosing a bird or a leaf; woven with deep violet wool. The figure in the center is probably Aphrodite.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection