Tunic Ornament: Two Hunters Battling Lions
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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1917.113
Title
Tunic Ornament: Two Hunters Battling Lions
Classification
Textile Arts
Work Type
textile
Date
5th-6th century
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa
Period
Byzantine period, Early
Culture
Coptic
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Wool and linen
Technique
Tapestry
Dimensions
12.7 x 10.16 cm (5 x 4 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Denman W. Ross
Accession Year
1917
Object Number
1917.113
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
Descriptions
Description
Square panel from a linen cloth, tapestry-woven in black wool and undyed linen thread. A circle encloses two men on foot fighting lions; spandrels formed by the circle and square are filled with vine scrolls.
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Collection Highlights

Verification Level

2 - Adequate. Object is adequately described but information may not be vetted