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Catalog number 61.66
Title Tunic decorative fragment
Object Name Textile
Description Coptic tapestry woven oval textile fragment from a tunic, black on brown background with birds and fish on border, two figures and tree in center. In the Byzantine period artisans transformed the imagery available to them to relate to Christian iconography, such as is seen in the central image of Adam and Eve and the tree of life on the fragment here.
Medium/Material Wool
Dimensions Dia-7.75 inches
Year Range from 300
Year Range to 500
Search Terms Ancient
Africa
Egypt
Roman rule
Byzantine rule
4th century AD
5th century AD
Fashion
Tunic
Animal
Mythological
Figural
Coptic
Textile
Exhibition and Publication History *"Interwoven Worlds: Exploring Domestic and Nomadic Life in Turkey," GTM at Flushing Town Hall, March 9-April 29, 2012. A. Winter and A. Bauer, Curators.
Culture Egyptian/Coptic