Egypt, Byzantine period, 5th-6th century / Two Figures Framed by a Jeweled Border / 450-550Egypt, Byzantine period, 5th-6th century
Two Figures Framed by a Jeweled Border

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Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Name-CRT: Egypt, Byzantine period, 5th-6th century
Title: Two Figures Framed by a Jeweled Border
Title Type: Primary
View: Back
Creation Start Date: 450
Creation End Date: 550
Creation Date: 450-550
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Tapestries
Materials and Techniques: slit-tapestry weave with supplementary weft wrapping and plain weave headings; dyed wool; undyed linen
Dimensions: Overall: 28.6cm x 24.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1979.58
Credit Line: Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund
Provenance: (L'Ibis Gallery, Ltd., New York).
Style or Period: Egypt, Byzantine period, 5th-6th century

The haloed couple appear to be foreigners, based on the man's 'Phyrgian cap.' He wears a belted tunic decorated with prestigious purple roundels and bands (clavi) similar in color to the fragments shown at the left. The woman appears to be spinning within the elaborate jeweled border.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1979.58
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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