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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1939.112.1
Title
Fragments of a Hanging: St. Theodore and Inscription
Other Titles
Alternate Title: Textile Fragment: Head of Saint Theodore
Classification
Textile Arts
Work Type
textile
Date
6th-7th century
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa, Egypt (Ancient)
Period
Byzantine period
Culture
Coptic
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/213118
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Wool and linen
Technique
Woven
Dimensions
37 × 48 cm (14 9/16 × 18 7/8 in.)
framed: 44.8 × 57.5 × 3.2 cm (17 5/8 × 22 5/8 × 1 1/4 in.)
Provenance
[Paul Mallon, Paris, (by 1926)], sold; to Mr. and Mrs. John D. Rockefeller Jr., New York (1926-1939), gift; to the Fogg Art Museum, 1939.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Mrs. John D. Rockefeller
Accession Year
1939
Object Number
1939.112.1
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Publication History

"Pagan and Christian Egypt: Egyptian Art from the First to the Tenth Century A.D." (1941), Brooklyn Museum, p. 78, no. 243, ill.

Walters Art Gallery, Early Christian and Byzantine Art, exh. cat., The Trustees of the Walters Art Gallery (Baltimore, MD, 1947), cat. no. 783, pl. CIX

Kristin A. Mortimer and William G. Klingelhofer, Harvard University Art Museums: A Guide to the Collections, Harvard University Art Museums and Abbeville Press (Cambridge and New York, 1986), p. 117, no. 132, ill.

Stephan Wolohojian, ed., Harvard Art Museum/Handbook (Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2008)

Gudrun Buehl, Sumru Belger Krody, and Elizabeth Dospěl Williams, Woven Interiors: Furnishing Early Medieval Egypt, exh. cat., The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum (Washington, D.C., 2019), p. 72, cat. 26

Exhibition History

Early Christian and Byzantine Art, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, 04/24/1947 - 07/01/1947

2,000 Years of Tapestry Weaving, Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, 02/27/1952 - 03/25/1952

Beyond the Pharaohs: Egypt and the Copts in the 2nd to 7th Centuries A.D., Rhode Island School of Design Museum, Providence, 02/10/1989 - 04/16/1989; Walters Art Gallery, 05/17/1989 - 07/15/1989

32Q: 3740 Egyptian, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 11/16/2014 - 05/12/2015

Woven Interiors: Early Medieval Textiles of the Eastern Mediterranean, The George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum, Washington, 08/31/2019 - 01/05/2020

Subjects and Contexts

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