Egypt, Byzantine period, 6th century / Icon of the Virgin / 500sEgypt, Byzantine period, 6th century
Icon of the Virgin

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Creator Name: Unknown
Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Name-CRT: Egypt, Byzantine period, 6th century
Title: Icon of the Virgin
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 500
Creation End Date: 599
Creation Date: 500s
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Tapestries
Materials and Techniques: tapestry weave: wool
Dimensions: Overall: 178.7cm x 109.8cm
Inscriptions: on the lintel of the architectural setting, the Greek inscription translates as: The Holy Michael, The Holy Mary, The Holy Gabriel. The wide foliate border is decorated with fruits and flowers and, in the lower part, with medallions containing the busts of apostles whose names are inscribed nearby in Greek and are translated as: Andrew, Matthew, Paul the Apostle, Luke, James, Phillip, Mark, Thomas, John, Matthias, Peter, and Bartholomew.
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1967.144
Credit Line: Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund
Provenance: (Mrs. Paul Mallon, New York).
Style or Period: Egypt, Byzantine period, 6th century
AMICA ID: CMA_.1967.144
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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