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Fragment of a Hanging with an Interlace Band

Object Name:
Band
Date:
5th–6th century
Geography:
Attributed to Egypt
Medium:
Linen, wool
Dimensions:
7.5 in. high 18.75 in. wide (19 cm high 47.5 cm wide)
Classification:
Textiles
Credit Line:
Gift of George F. Baker, 1890
Accession Number:
90.5.841
Not on view
This vividly colored band was an element, perhaps a column or a border, of a large hanging. Such hangings were surely manufactured in specialty workshops.
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. 7.

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.

Stauffer, Annmarie. Textiles of Late Antiquity. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. no. 7, pp. 43, 44, ill. p. 43 (b/w).



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