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Fragment of a hanging: Ostiarius Drawing a Curtain

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Fragmentary panel. Irregularly shaped piece of a larger rectangular panel. Ground of very fine natural linen cloth, with in-woven tapestry design (tapestry warps lie in horizontal direction). Pattern wefts are of very fine wools of many shades, and natural linen. Sows a pair of columns with...

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Provenance

1957, Melanie (Mrs. Paul) Mallon, Paris; 1957, sold by Mrs. Mallon to the MFA. (March 14, 1957)

Credit Line

Charles Potter Kling Fund

Eastern Mediterranean, probably Egyptian, Late Roman, probably 5th century

Object Place

Mediterranean (Eastern)

Dimensions

188 x 93.5 cm (74 x 36 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

57.180

Medium or Technique

Linen; tapestry-woven; linen and wool yarns

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles