- Object Name:
- 6th–8th century
- Attributed to Egypt
- Wool, linen; plain weave, tapestry weave
- Overall: H. 6 5/8 in. (16.8 cm)
W. 6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm)
- Credit Line:
- Gift of George F. Baker, 1890
- Accession Number:
Not on view
Tunics were the standard dress of the Mediterranean world. They were embellished, usually with woven, ornamented medallions and bands (clavi). This colorful miniature tunic was made for a doll.
Emil Brugsch-Bey, Cairo (until 1890; sold to Baker); George F. Baker, New York (1890; gifted to MMA)
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.
Thomas, Thelma K. Designing Identity: The Power of Textiles in Late Antiquity. New York, 2016. no. 18, pp. 132-133, 154, ill. fig. 2-5.4.