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Fragment of a Band with Animals and Plants

Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art

MEDIUM Flax, wool
DATES 5th-6th century C.E.
PERIOD Late Antique Period
DIMENSIONS 13 3/4 x 23 1/4 in. (35 x 59.1 cm) Support board: 22 x 32 x 1 1/2 in. (55.9 x 81.3 x 3.8 cm)  (show scale)
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CREDIT LINE Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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CAPTION Coptic. Fragment of a Band with Animals and Plants, 5th-6th century C.E. Flax, wool, 13 3/4 x 23 1/4 in. (35 x 59.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 08.480.52. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.08.480.52_NegB_print_bw.jpg)
IMAGE overall, CUR.08.480.52_NegB_print_bw.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2013
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CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Large fragment of tapestry-woven band set in looped fabric. Pattern consists of vine with attached tendrils, forming roundels which contain lions and gazelles alternating with arabesque plants. The animals are in black with red tongues, the plants in green, red yellow and black. The band is woven into closely looped linen cloth. Condition: General condition excellent. Small portion of weft missing. Small portion of the second register preserved below but weft is entirely missing.
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