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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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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)


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

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Medium or Technique

Linen; tapestry-woven; linen and wool yarns


Textiles and Fashion Arts