Egypt, late Byzantine or early Islamic period, 7th Century / Decorated Band from a Tunic or Curtain / 600sEgypt, late Byzantine or early Islamic period, 7th Century
Decorated Band from a Tunic or Curtain

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Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Name-CRT: Egypt, late Byzantine or early Islamic period, 7th Century
Title: Decorated Band from a Tunic or Curtain
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 600
Creation End Date: 699
Creation Date: 600s
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Tapestries
Materials and Techniques: tapestry weave with supplementary weft wrapping; undyed linen and dyed wool
Dimensions: Overall: 8.2cm x 24.7cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1960.275
Credit Line: Gift of The Textile Arts Club
Provenance: (Mrs. Paul Mallon, Paris; said to have been found in Egypt).
Style or Period: Egypt, late Byzantine or early Islamic period, 7th Century

This colorful and finely woven band combines motifs of the Byzantine period, such as the bird and flanking palmettes (fan-shaped leaves), with new Islamic fashions such as the roundel with a pearl border.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1960.275
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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