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Irregular circular medallion, with six classical mythological figures on a pinkish-red ground, warp linen, weft wool and linen, central seated figure may be Zeus, figure on his left with wings on feet, may be Hermes, faded, stains, some holes. Subject identified as Judgment of Paris. See Notes...

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Provenance

Gift of Thomas S. Buechner of the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, New York to the MFA, September 15, 1955.

Credit Line

Gift of Thomas S. Buechner

Late Roman/Early Byzantine period, 6th century

Place of Manufacture

Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 33.02 x 30.48 cm (13 x 12 in.)

Accession Number

55.577

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry weave

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles