Round Insert from a Coptic Tunic or Shawl

Linen, wool; plain weave, tapestry weave | 30.8in | 7th century

Unknown Artist

This tapestry‑woven roundel was once inserted in a Coptic tunic or shawl. In the center it depicts a haloed female bust within a border of beadlike elements and an outer border containing four lions and vegetal motifs. Like most Coptic textiles, it p...
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