Roundel

6th Century - 8th Century (made)
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Not currently on display at the V&A

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Portion of a roundel of linen embroidered with coloured silks, depicting the Last Supper. A curved band, issuing from anobject now unintelligible, touches the halo of one of the figures. The ground is green. There is a border of heart-shaped flowers and rosettes. The roundel has been stitched to a linen tunic, a fragment of which remains.


object details
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Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Plain woven linen with silk embroidery
Brief Description
Fragment of a roundel depicting the Last Supper, linen embroidered with coloured silks, Egypt, 6th - 8th Century
Physical Description
Fragment of a roundel of linen embroidered with coloured silks, depicting the Last Supper. A curved band, issuing from anothect now unintelligible, touches the halo of one of the figures. The ground is green. There is a border of heart-shaped flowers and rosettes. The roundel has been stitched to a plain woven, undyed linen tunic, a fragment of which remains.
Dimensions
  • Length: 7in
  • Width: 5in
Style
Object history
V&A objects 813-1903 to 820-1903 inclusive purchased for £80 from Monsiuer L. Paul Philip, Cairo.
Production
Embroidery is relatively uncommon amongst Late Antique Egyptian textiles. It is possible that this piece was imported or embroidered by a non-Egyptian.
Summary
Portion of a roundel of linen embroidered with coloured silks, depicting the Last Supper. A curved band, issuing from anobject now unintelligible, touches the halo of one of the figures. The ground is green. There is a border of heart-shaped flowers and rosettes. The roundel has been stitched to a linen tunic, a fragment of which remains.
Associated Objects
Collection
Accession Number
815-1903

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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