Fragment of a border with Dionysiac scenes
3rd–4th century A.D.
Object Place: Egypt
Overall: 25 x 6.5 cm (9 13/16 x 2 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wool and Linen with eccentric weft
Not On View
Natural colored linen, on this is a design of circles enclosing dancing, nude figues woven with brown wool. Two patches of another pattern were sewed on. Both the patches and the weaving on which they were sewed depict Dionysiac scenes. The shape of the weaving shows that it was most likely used as a garment decoration, where it was probably placed below the neck opening.
This piece was not entered or catalogued when received.
Purchased from the Emily Esther Sears Fund of Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot III, 24 or VI, 33)) by A. M. Lythgoe, 1904
Emily Esther Sears Fund