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Fragment of a Hanging with Haloed Figure

Object Name:
Fragment
Date:
5th century
Geography:
Attributed to Egypt
Medium:
Linen
Dimensions:
15.75 in. high 7.50 in. wide (40 cm high 19 cm wide)
Classification:
Textiles-Painted and/or Printed
Credit Line:
Gift of Kirkor Minassian, 1926
Accession Number:
26.93
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.

New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Panopolis and Classical Themes," November 1, 2000–December 1, 2001.

New York. 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.



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