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Fragment
Fragment
Date:
6th century
Location:
Not on display
Century:
Media:
Wool; Slit- And Dovetailed-tapestry Weave With Eccentric Wefts
Dimensions:
24.8 x 21.3 cm (9 3/4 x 8 3/8 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Africa
Culture/People:
Coptic Period
Accession Number:
1952.25
Acquisition Date:
1952-10-03
Credit Line:

Gift of Arthur Sachs

Exhibition History:

Unravelling Yarns(rotation) 1993-1996
CPLH rotation, Lower hallway, 4/02 - 9/02
CPLH rotation, lower hallway, 4/04 - 10/04
From the Exotic to the Mystical: Textile Treasures from the Permanent Collection, deY, 5/4 - 8/4/2013

Four swimming nereids on the back of sea monsters surrounded by fish. The central medallion encloses a hunter or warrior. Nereids were among the popular themes in late Roman mosaics. This fragment is probably from a tunic.

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Fragment
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