Hanging Fragment with Bird and Basket

Not on view

The brilliantly colored, painterly depiction of a blue bird and a basket of grapes is typical of the figural naturalism of the late Greco-Roman period. Originally part of a series of decorated bands composing a wall hanging or curtain, this piece probably was used in a domestic setting. Thought to have been woven at Herakleia in Anatolia, it is evidence of the importation of exceptional fabrics into Egypt.

Hanging Fragment with Bird and Basket, Wool, linen; tapestry weave

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