Egypt, Byzantium period, 5th-6th Century / Grape Leaf from a Curtain / 400s-500sEgypt, Byzantium period, 5th-6th Century
Grape Leaf from a Curtain

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Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Name-CRT: Egypt, Byzantium period, 5th-6th Century
Title: Grape Leaf from a Curtain
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 400
Creation End Date: 599
Creation Date: 400s-500s
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: weft-faced plain weave with tapestry weave and supplementary weft wrapping; undyed linen and dyed wool
Dimensions: Overall: 19cm x 31.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1983.262.a
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Provenance: Mrs. Paul Mallon, Paris.
Style or Period: Egypt, Byzantium period, 5th-6th Century
Context: This deep-purple grape leaf once decorated the plain linen ground of a curtain. It probably refers to Dionysus, the classical god of wine, whose cult was popular in Egypt through the 6th century.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1983.262.a
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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