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Fragment of tapestry roundel

Fragment of roundel woven with dark brown wool, on undyed linen: roundel encloses a circle framing a bust. The outer border as well as the border of the central circle consist of stylized waves. Brittle and ragged, linen darkend.

Credit Line

Gift of Horace L. Mayer

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 5th–7th century A.D.

Object Place

Egypt

Accession Number

55.1021

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles