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Design shows Byzantine influence. Apparently the figure of an angel. Ground of natural-colored linen; design in purple, green, yellow, red, orange, brown and pink wool.

Provenance

Gift of Denman Waldo Ross of Cambridge, Massachusetts to the MFA, September 1, 1896.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Late Roman, 4th–6th century A.D.

Object Place

Egypt

Dimensions

34.5 x 65 cm (13 9/16 x 25 9/16 in.)

Accession Number

96.331

Medium or Technique

Linen plain weave with wool tapestry insert

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles