13 3/8 in. high 11 7/8 in. wide (34 cm high 30.2 cm wide)
Gift of George F. Baker, 1890
Not on view
The combination of colored and undyed bands against the dark blue ground of this sleeve is striking. A pattern of diamonds and rosettes decorates the green and red cuff band. The use of colored wools and undyed linen for ground fabric became increasingly popular in the sixth and seventh centuries, the same period in which applied weft-pattern fabrics came into fashion.
Emil Brugsch-Bey, Cairo (until 1890; sold to Baker); George F. Baker, New York (1890; gifted to MMA)
New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Clothing in Byzantine Egypt: Textiles from Egypt 200–900 CE," November 9, 2009–June 12, 2011.
Date: 660–880 (radiocarbon date, 95% probability)Medium: Plain weave in red wool (dyed with madder); applied borders with pattern weft in blue and red wool and undyed linen
Accession: 90.5.174On view in:Gallery 302