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Doll's Tunic

Object Name:
Tunic
Date:
6th–8th century
Geography:
Attributed to Egypt
Medium:
Wool, linen; plain weave, tapestry weave
Dimensions:
Overall: H. 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm) W. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Gift of George F. Baker, 1890
Accession Number:
90.5.627
Not on view
Tunics were the standard dress of the Mediterranean world. They were embellished, usually with woven, ornamented medallions and bands (clavi). This colorful miniature tunic was made for a doll.
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. "Late Antique Taste and Clasical Themes," November 1, 2008–November 1, 2009.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Classical Imagery in the Early Byzantine Period," November 18, 2008–January 18, 2009.

Thomas, Thelma K. Designing Identity: The Power of Textiles in Late Antiquity. New York, 2016. no. 18, pp. 132-133, 154, ill. fig. 2-5.4.



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