4th–5th century A.D.
Object Place: Egypt
Overall: 9.5 x 10 cm (3 3/4 x 3 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool tapestry with eccentric weft
Not On View
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.
Gift of Horace L. Mayer