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Two tapestry bands

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th-7th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 22 x 49.5 cm (8 11/16 x 19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

15.529

Medium or Technique

Wool, tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Two bands pasted by the dealer; warp and weft are of wool; the ground of the main areas is brownish white and the design, woven with dark brown wool, shows several details from Dionysian scenes including three male and three female dancers (maenads), hares, a panther, dogs and plants in the right band; the left band shows a conic plant (pine cones ), a male figure playing a flute, another holding a sistrum (?), a hunter and the god Pan; running animals are between these figures. The borders of the two bands enclose wave-crest motifs.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection