Looped Roundel from a Blanket or Cover

Looped Roundel from a Blanket or Cover

300s-400s

Tapestry weave with supplementary weft wrapping; undyed linen and dyed wool

Overall: 49.5 x 55.3 cm (19 1/2 x 21 3/4 in.)

Gift of George D. Pratt 1926.141

Description

Linen cloth was woven with loops for increased warmth and used as blankets and covers since pharaonic times. Monochrome decoration in this fragment was added by the 4th century, followed by polychrome designs. This looped roundel formed with deep purple wool and natural linen may have protected the owner from harm, presumably enhancing a cloth with linen loop-pile.

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