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Fragmentary head of a male saint in 3/4 profile with a brown beard, curly brown hair and large deep blue eyes looking right, forehead missing. Yellow section to left of head; green area to right. Polychrome wool yarns on undyed wool warps, except for restored areas where warps are red.

Provenance

1976, sold by Uraeus (Galerie d'Art et d'Archéologie Egypte Grèce Rome), Paris, France to MFA. (Accession date: November 10, 1976)

Credit Line

Charles Potter Kling Fund

Coptic, 5th century A.D.

Object Place

Egypt

Dimensions

23 x 18 cm (9 1/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

1976.743

Medium or Technique

Wool, tapestry weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles