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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.

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts