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Square with Warrior

Object Name:
Fragment
Date:
5th–6th century
Geography:
Egypt
Culture:
Coptic
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)
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.

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



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