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Tapestry roundel

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

Object Place: Egypt


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View


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



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