Egypt, Byzantine period, 5th century / Neck Decoration from a Tunic / 400sEgypt, Byzantine period, 5th century
Neck Decoration from a Tunic

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Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Name-CRT: Egypt, Byzantine period, 5th century
Title: Neck Decoration from a Tunic
Title Type: Primary
View: Back
Creation Start Date: 400
Creation End Date: 499
Creation Date: 400s
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: slit-tapestry weave with supplementary weft wrapping; dyed wool, undyed linen
Dimensions: Overall: 28cm x 18.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1982.81
Credit Line: Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund
Provenance: Mrs. Paul Mallon, Paris.
Style or Period: Egypt, Byzantine period, 5th century

This refined tunic fragment displays figures-possibly the mythological figures of Meleager and Atalanta-standing under an arcade on a plain linen ground. In the border of the neck-opening above, male and female busts alternate in interlacing circles on the striped ground.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1982.81
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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