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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1975.41.22
Title
Looped Fragment with Square: Hunting Putti and Animals
Classification
Textile Arts
Work Type
tapestry
Date
5th-6th century
Places
Creation Place: Africa, Egypt
Period
Byzantine period, Early
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/288837
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Wool and linen, tapestry weave set into fabric of linen loops
Technique
Woven with pile
Dimensions
52 x 35 cm (20 1/2 x 13 3/4 in.)
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum, Gift of The Hagop Kevorkian Foundation in memory of Hagop Kevorkian
Accession Year
1975
Object Number
1975.41.22
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Undyed linen cloth has a pile of sehna-knot loops. A monochrome tapestry square had been applied to the cloth. Its design consists of a centrally located medallion with a centaur on hatched background and a vine scroll filling the rest of the square. Footed hunters with missiles and shields fill four corner loops, animals (hares, lion) occupy the side ones.
Exhibition History

32Q: 3740 Egyptian, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/20/2018 - 11/28/2018

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