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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1962.81
Title
Fragment (of a Hanging?) with Jeweled Border
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Textile Fragment with Jeweled Border
Classification
Textile Arts
Work Type
textile
Date
4th-6th century
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Egypt (Ancient)
Period
Byzantine period, Early
Culture
Byzantine
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Wool and linen, tapestry woven
Technique
Woven, tapestry weave
Dimensions
47 x 17 cm (18 1/2 x 6 11/16 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Bequest of Marian H. Phinney
Accession Year
1962
Object Number
1962.81
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Plain linen is visible above and below the edges of this brightly colored band. Pairs of water birds flank baskets full of fruit above pink and green garlands. Simulated jewels set against a gold background run along the top edge. At left, a gold cross decorated with blue gems has small human faces between its arms.
Publication History

Ioli Kalavrezou, Byzantine Women and Their World, exh. cat., Harvard University Art Museums (Cambridge, MA, 2003), p. 172/fig. 89

Exhibition History

Byzantine Women and Their World, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/25/2002 - 04/28/2003

32Q: 3740 Egyptian, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/01/2014 - 05/12/2015

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