4th–6th century A.D.
Object Place: Egypt
34.5 x 65 cm (13 9/16 x 25 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen plain weave with wool tapestry insert
Not On View
Ground of natural-colored linen; design in purple, green, yellow, red, orange, brown and pink wool represents Nike, the winged goddess of victory, standing on a pillar and hodling a wreath with each of her raised hands. Design shows Byzantine influence. Probably a fragment of a hanging.
Gift of Denman Waldo Ross of Cambridge, Massachusetts to the MFA, September 1, 1896.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection