Exhibitions/ Art Object

Child's Tunic

4th–7th century
Made in Kharga Oasis, Byzantine Egypt
Linen, wool: Tapestry weave in purple-colored wool on plain-weave ground in undyed linen; single weft entry in red wool along right edge, and single weft entries along inside of clavi and left edge in purple-colored wool
Overall: 19 11/16 × 17 11/16 in. (50 × 45 cm)
Credit Line:
Rogers Fund, 1933
Accession Number:
Not on view
The clavi (stripes) running from shoulders to hem, horizontal neck opening, and wide body of this sleeveless child’s tunic are typical of late Roman fashion. The sides are open and finished with fringe. This garment may have been layered over a tunic with sleeves.
Burial 2, Tomb LXXIII, al-Bagawat, Kharga Oasis
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