Fragment of a tapestry band - ROM2009_10692_11


Fragment of a tapestry band

Maker: Coptic
Medium:Linen and wool tapestry
Geography: Egypt
Date: 8th-9th century
Period: Byzantine
8.7 x 33.4 cm
Object number: 980.78.84
Credit Line: Wilkinson Collection, Gift of Albert and Federico Friedberg. Certified by the Canadian Cultural Property Export Review Board under the terms of the Cultural Property Export and Import Act. Attestée par la Commission canadienne d'examen des exportations de biens culturels en vertu de la Loi sur l'exportation et l'importation de biens culturels.
Not on view
DescriptionA female saint wearing elaborate Byzantine court dress is framed by a lozenge lattice design with birds and other unrecognizable creatures. On either side, there are finely drawn leafy scroll rinceau borders. The inaccurate depiction of elements of Byzantine court dress would indicate a date after the Arab conquest, when Egypt was no longer part of the Byzantine Empire.
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