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Square with Warrior

Object Name:
Fragment
Date:
5th–6th century
Geography:
Attributed to Egypt
Medium:
Wool, linen; plain weave, tapestry weave
Dimensions:
7.5 in. high 6.75 in. wide (19 cm high 17 cm wide)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Gift of George F. Baker, 1890
Accession Number:
90.5.149
Not on view
The heads without necks and the large "jewels" and small pearls surrounding this warrior are features inspired by Sasanian silks.
Emil Brugsch-Bey, Cairo (until 1890; sold to Baker); George F. Baker, New York (1890; gifted to MMA)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Textiles of Late Antiquity," December 14, 1995–April 7, 1996, no. 17.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Selections from the George F. Baker Gift, 1890," June 13, 2011–August 5, 2012.

Stauffer, Annmarie. Textiles of Late Antiquity. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. no. 17, p. 44.

Thomas, Thelma K. Designing Identity: The Power of Textiles in Late Antiquity. New York, 2016. no. 52, pp. 70, 74, 139-140, 148, ill., figs. 1-3.4, 2-5.15.



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