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

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Gift of Thomas S. Buechner

Late Roman/Early Byzantine period, 6th century

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

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Linen and wool tapestry weave


Textiles and Fashion Arts