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Horizontal tapestry strip of complete width and cut at top and bottom. Possibly originally from hanging composed of several strips of varying heights. Weft: wool, S-spun, unplied; warp: linen, S-spun, unplied, 2 or 3 together. Polychrome design shows foliate band with fruit, birds and 2 flying...

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1966, Antiken Heinz Herzer, Munich; 1966, sold by Herzer to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 1, 1966)

Credit Line

Charles Potter Kling Fund

Found in Egypt, Late Antique period, probably 4th century

Object Place

Mediterranean (Eastern)


15 x 91.5 cm (5 7/8 x 36 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts