Fragment of tunic

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


Dimensions

Overall: 60 x 46.5 cm (23 5/8 x 18 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.355

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool, tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Costumes

Two bands of tapestry and a fragment of a medallion sewed onto a fragment of natural colored linen; warp of linen; ground of pink wool; design of light and dark blue, yellow, pink and green wool, and natural colored linen. The design in the right band shows a haloed nude male figure with a mantle that falls behind his back (probably Dionysus); below this figure is a lion between two stylized plant motifs and above him are three winged horses and three similar plants. The left band shows a similar nude figure, a lion and a stylized plant motif; the pendant encloses two birds flanking a plant. The borders enclose heart-shaped floral motifs. Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection