Exhibitions/ Art Object

Pattern Sheet with Scattered Design

Date:
5th-6th century
Geography:
Made in Egypt
Medium:
Dark brown ink with yellow, red, blue, and black paint on papyrus
Dimensions:
5 7/8 x 2 5/8 in. (15 x 6.7 cm)
Classification:
Papyrus
Credit Line:
The Austrian National Library, Department of Papyri, Vienna ( P. Vindob. G 1.301 + G 1.307 )
Not on view
Ostraka (pottery or stone fragments with writing) and papyri aid in understanding aspects of textile production in Egypt. This pattern sheet from a textile workshop provided designs for tapestry-weave leaflike decorations and clavi (narrow ornamental bands).
Inscription: In Greek, on verso, remnants of a 4th-century inscription
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