Egypt or Syria, Umayyad or Abbasid period, 8th century / Nude Female Dancers from a Tunic / 700sEgypt or Syria, Umayyad or Abbasid period, 8th century
Nude Female Dancers from a Tunic

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Creator Nationality: Asian; Middle Eastern; Syrian
Creator Name-CRT: Egypt or Syria, Umayyad or Abbasid period, 8th century
Title: Nude Female Dancers from a Tunic
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 700
Creation End Date: 799
Creation Date: 700s
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: complementary weft-faced plain weave with inner warps (samit); silk
Dimensions: Overall: 15.5cm x 14cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1953.332
Credit Line: Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund
Provenance: found in Akhmim, Egypt (?); (Mrs. Paul Mallon, New York).

Two rare nude female dancers with anklets and long scarves draped around their shoulders hold branches and pomegranates in their hands. This silk square originally decorated a tunic.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1953.332
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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