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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1924.120
Title
Band with Vine and Berries
Classification
Textile Arts
Work Type
textile
Date
3rd-4th century
Places
Creation Place: Ancient & Byzantine World, Africa
Period
Byzantine period, Early
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/215282
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Purple wool and undyed linen, tapestry woven
Technique
Woven, tapestry weave
Dimensions
3.49 x 33.34 cm (1 3/8 x 13 1/8 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of Dr. Denman W. Ross
Accession Year
1924
Object Number
1924.120
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Narrow tapestry woven band with purple vine with purple leaves and berries. The size of the leaves and berries changes from left to right, with the vine becoming narrower and the leaves smaller. The bottom side of the vine has smaller leaves separated by three berries; the upper side of the vine has larger leaves separated by two berries, except for the interval of three berries at the far right. The band has thin borders of purple surrounding the vine.
Commentary
Match to MFA 96.186, also formerly of the Denman Waldo Ross Collection

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