Fragment of a tapestry band

Egyptian, (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th-5th century A.D.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 7 x 11.5 cm (2 3/4 x 4 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

50.2406

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Ground of natural-colored linen; design of dark brown wool; represents a dancing female surrounded by vine leaves, probably a dancing maenad in a fragment of a band that contained other Dionysiac figures.

Provenance

Gift of Gertrude Townsend of Boston, Massachusetts to the MFA, May 11, 1950.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Gertrude Townsend