5th century A.D.
Object Place: Egypt
23 x 18 cm (9 1/16 x 7 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wool, tapestry weave
Not On View
Fragmentary head of a male saint in 3/4 profile with a brown beard, curly brown hair and large deep blue eyes looking right, forehead missing. Yellow section to left of head; green area to right. Polychrome wool yarns on undyed wool warps, except for restored areas where warps are red. Probably an image of a saint with large eyes immersed in his contemplative mood.
1976, sold by Galerie Uraeus (Galerie d'Art et d'Archéologie Egypte Grèce Rome), Paris, to the MFA. (Accession date: November 10, 1976)
Charles Potter Kling Fund