15.75 in. high 7.50 in. wide (40 cm high 19 cm wide)
Textiles-Painted and/or Printed
Gift of Kirkor Minassian, 1926
Not on view
Egyptian linen, considered the finest in the Byzantine Empire, was imported all across Europe, especially where flax was not easily grown. This work is resist-dyed, meaning that the image was drawn in melted wax, which then resisted the dye used to color the background.
Kirkor Minassian, New York (until 1926; gifted to MMA)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Textiles of Late Antiquity," December 14, 1995–April 7, 1996, no. 5.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Panopolis and Classical Themes," November 1, 2000–December 1, 2001.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Panopolis and Classical Themes," December 6, 2005–September 24, 2008.
Stauffer, Annmarie. Textiles of Late Antiquity. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. no. 5, listed p.44.