Byzantine / Textile fragment / 5th centuryByzantine
Textile fragment
5th century

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Anatolian; Byzantine
Creator Name-CRT: Byzantine
Title: Textile fragment
View: Principal view
Creation Start Date: 400
Creation End Date: 499
Creation Date: 5th century
Creation Place: Made in Egypt
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Materials and Techniques: Polychrome wool and undyed linen, tapestry, weave
Dimensions: 25 5/8 x 38 1/4 in. (65.1 x 97.2 cm)
Description: This fragment was perhaps part of a cover originally decorated with identical ornamentation at each end. The richly colored geometric patterns are filled with plant forms reminiscent of Dionysian imagery. The eight-pointed stars formed from overlaid squares may have been meant to offer magical protection to its owner.
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York
ID Number: 90.5.807
Credit Line: Gift of George F. Baker, 1890
Copyright: Copyright ? 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All rights reserved.
AMICA ID: MMA_.90.5.807
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright (c) 2002 The Metropolitan Museum of Art. All Rights Reserved

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