Curtain fragment - ROM2008_9753_23

ROM2008_9753_23

Curtain fragment

Maker: Coptic
Medium:Supplementary weft-loop pile patterning in a linen tabby ground
Geography: Egypt
Date: 6th century
Period: Early Byzantine
Dimensions:
46 x 23.5 cm
Object number: 962.160.3
Not on view
DescriptionThis standing figure of a male saint has been woven in weft-loop pile rather than in tapestry weave. We see a frontal figure with curly hair and beard, his right hand raised in benediction. In the upper left corner, there is part of an inscription in Greek, the beginning of the word "APPA" (Father). This might have been part of a hanging or curtain in a Coptic church or monastery.
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