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Child's Dress

Object Name:
Fragment
Date:
660–880 (radiocarbon date, 95% probability)
Geography:
Egypt, probably Akhmim (former Panopolis)
Culture:
Coptic
Medium:
Plain weave in red wool (dyed with madder); applied borders with pattern weft in blue and red wool and undyed linen
Dimensions:
Overall including sleeves: H. 20 1/2 in. (52.1 cm) W. 25 9/16 in. (64.9 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Gift of George F. Baker, 1890
Accession Number:
90.5.174
Not on view
Emil Brugsch-Bey, Cairo (until 1890; sold to Baker); George F. Baker, New York (1890; gifted to MMA)
Evans, Helen C., and Brandie Ratliff, ed. Byzantium and Islam: Age of Transition. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. no. 113, pp. 170-171, ill. p. 170 (color).



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