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Fragment of a border with Dionysiac scenes

Natural colored linen, on this is a design of circles enclosing dancing, nude figues woven with brown wool. Two patches of another pattern were sewed on. Both the patches and the weaving on which they were sewed depict Dionysiac scenes. The shape of the weaving shows that it was most likely used...

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Provenance

Purchased from the Emily Esther Sears Fund of Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot III, 24 or VI, 33)) by A. M. Lythgoe, 1904

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Late Roman, 3rd–4th century

Object Place

Egypt

Accession Number

04.2048

Medium or Technique

Wool and Linen with eccentric weft

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles