Fragments of a band with nilotic motifs - 910.131.74.A_1_doc20040116

910.131.74.A_1_doc20040116

Fragments of a band with nilotic motifs

Maker: Coptic
Medium:Linen and wool tapestry in a linen tabby ground
Geography: Egypt
Date: 300-499
Period: Late Antique - Early Byzantine
Dimensions:
20 x 3.3 cm
Object number: 910.131.74.A-C
Credit Line: The Walter Massey Collection
Not on view
DescriptionThese three fragments of a tapestry band, probably from the shoulder of a tunic, are decorated with a row of fish and aquatic plants on a dark blue ground representing water. Marine motifs, especially Nilotic motifs, were very popular in the Late Antique period and were associated with fertility, rebirth and eternal life.
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