Fragment of a curtain

Late Roman
4th–6th century


Dimensions

97.5 x 131 cm (38 3/8 x 51 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.313

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with polychrome wool weft pile loops

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment of curtain. Wool and linen. Design: man wearing yellow tunic with purple clavi and green stockings stands beneath red gabled arch; figure holds dish and looks towards the right; ground strewn with heart-shaped petals.

4th Century?

Priest holding up a vase in one hand and insence spoon in the other

Provenance

1949, sold by Melanie (Mrs. Paul) Mallon, Paris and New York, to the MFA. (Accession Date: April 14, 1949)

Credit Line

Charles Potter Kling Fund