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Fragment
Fragment
Date:
3–5th century
Location:
Not on display
Media:
Linen
Dimensions:
12.7 x 22.9 cm (5 x 9 in.)
Object Type:
Country:
Continent:
Africa
Culture/People:
Coptic Period
Accession Number:
76.17.1
Acquisition Date:
1976-04-16
Credit Line:

Gift of Mrs. Vivienne L. Blanquie

Exhibition History:

de Young 1979, during Tutankhamun
CPLH rotation, lower hallway, 4/03 - 9/03

Leaf-shaped tapestry. These are frequently used as the end parts of clavi (shoulder bands). They were also used separately in shawls and hanging. This fragment was possibly a tunic decoration because the attached branch that depicts a swimming figure appears to have an extension. The leaf contains swimming putti, fish, lotus flowers and birds, details that occur in Nilotic scenes

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