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Fragment of roundel

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One almost complete, woven with light neutral silk on a dark neutral silk ground. Enclosed within the roundel is a symmetrical tree form with four large leaves and a flower form at the top. Very much worn and torn.


1926, Adolfo Loewi, Venice; 1926, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $225. (Accession Date: December 2, 1926)

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund

Egyptian or Syrian, 6th–7th century A.D.

Object Place

Egypt or Syria


Overall (a): 18 x 17.5 cm (7 1/16 x 6 7/8 in.) Overall (b): 16.5 x 10.5 cm (6 1/2 x 4 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Silk, compound woven, weft twill


Textiles and Fashion Arts