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Dionysos (fragment from a hanging)

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Polychrome wool yarns on linen. Nimbed Dionysus (inscription above head: DIONYCOC) against purple ground. Legs crossed, right arm raised to head, left arm holding a cornucopia, nude except for mantle draped over left arm and right ankle, and seated within an apse decorated with gold-colored...

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1973, Frederique Tchacos, Paris; 1973, sold by Tchacos to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 13, 1973)

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Charles Potter Kling Fund

Possibly from Egypt, Late Antique period, 4th–5th century


139 x 79 cm (54 3/4 x 31 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool tapestry insertions


Textiles and Fashion Arts