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Identification and Creation
Object Number
1975.41.37
Title
Tapestry Fragment with Scroll Design
Classification
Textile Arts
Work Type
tapestry
Date
5th-6th century
Places
Creation Place: Africa, Egypt
Period
Byzantine period
Culture
Byzantine
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/289187
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Wool and linen
Technique
Tapestry
Dimensions
8 x 9 cm (3 1/8 x 3 9/16 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
1975.41.37
Division
Asian and Mediterranean Art
Contact
am_asianmediterranean@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
A small tapestry inwoven fragment with a red scroll design against a dark blue background. Dark blue wave scroll borders run in opposite directions. Areas of plain/tabby woven undyed linen.
Commentary
Red shape of this type appears on V&A 1335A-1888, 1375-1888. On D.08.5.78.4 in the Musée des beaux-arts de Rennes found in Antinopolis, the shapes are clearly articulated as black vines against a red background.

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