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Fragment of a circular medallion on a looped pile cloth

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Plum-colored roundel woven with wool and sewed onto a piece of natural-colored linen with looped weaving. The main field of the roundel is covered with four connected lozenges that frame a central square and create an eight-pointed star. Discs flanked by pairs of circular motifs fill the areas...

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Credit Line

Everett Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Late Roman, 3rd–4th century A.D.

Dimensions

Overall: 48 x 46 cm (18 7/8 x 18 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

92.2747

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; looped pile cloth with a tapestry roundel, eccentric weft.

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles