Egypt, Byzantine period, late 5th - 6th century / Neck and Shoulder Decoration from a Tunic / late 400s - 500sEgypt, Byzantine period, late 5th - 6th century
Neck and Shoulder Decoration from a Tunic
late 400s - 500s

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Creator Nationality: African; North African; Egyptian
Creator Name-CRT: Egypt, Byzantine period, late 5th - 6th century
Title: Neck and Shoulder Decoration from a Tunic
Title Type: Primary
View: Back
Creation Start Date: 475
Creation End Date: 599
Creation Date: late 400s - 500s
Object Type: Textiles
Classification Term: Textiles
Materials and Techniques: plain weave with slit-tapestry weave and supplementary weft wrapping; dyed wool, undyed linen
Dimensions: Overall: 14.3cm x 35.6cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1926.148
Credit Line: Gift of George D. Pratt
Style or Period: Egypt, Byzantine period, late 5th - 6th century

This fine tunic fragment with a straight neck opening and one surviving shoulder square may have protected the wearer from danger, as suggested by interlacing knots. These delicate knots decorate the small deep purple discs which alternate with human busts in roundels.

AMICA ID: CMA_.1926.148
AMICA Library Year: 2002
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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