Ornamental border

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
Probably 4th century A.D.


Object Place: Mediterranean (Eastern)

Dimensions

15 x 91.5 cm (5 7/8 x 36 in.)

Accession Number

66.377

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Horizontal tapestry strip of complete width and cut at top and bottom. Possibly originally from hanging composed of several strips of varying heights. Weft: wool, S-spun, unplied; warp: linen, S-spun, unplied, 2 or 3 together. Polychrome design shows foliate band with fruit, birds and 2 flying putti holding disk with detached head, possibly a mask.

Provenance

1966, sold by Antiken Heinz Herzer, Munich, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 1, 1966)

Credit Line

Charles Potter Kling Fund