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Fragment of a band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
6th–7th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 32.5 cm (2 9/16 x 12 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

22.772

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry, hatching

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

Band of ornament consisting of a nude male figure in the center of the band and vines growing from jars woven with light neutral colored linen and dark brown wool. The nude figure and the vine suggest that this is a Dionysiac scene. The shape of the band suggests that it is a fragment of a shoulder band (clavus).

Credit Line

Gift of Rt. Rev. Mgr. Arthur T. Connolly