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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1924.119
Title
Band with Curling Vine
Classification
Textile Arts
Work Type
textile
Date
4th century CE
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa
Period
Byzantine period, Early
Culture
Byzantine
Location
Level 3, Room 3610, University Teaching Gallery
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Physical Descriptions
Medium
Wool and linen, tapestry woven
Technique
Woven, tapestry weave
Dimensions
3.81 x 19.05 cm (1 1/2 x 7 1/2 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Dr. Denman W. Ross
Accession Year
1924
Object Number
1924.119
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Band consists of a single scrolling purple vine of large five-lobed leaves on curling stems. There are areas of false hatching (in which a light and dark thread are carried together in the weft) inside the spaces created by the vine's curling tendrils. Narrow areas of plain woven linen survive on outer edges of the tapestry woven band.
Exhibition History

Early Christian Africa: Arts of Transformation, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 08/31/2019 - 01/05/2020

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