Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
On View: Great Hall, South, 1st floor
The female figure holds a palm frond in one hand and a basket in the other. She has wings of dark blue outlined in light blue. Pomegranates create a border around the scene.
This textile may have been used as a cushion cover, an embroidered funerary cover in imitation of a Roman period-mummy mask, or may have been part of an embroidered wall hanging.
In the image included here, taken by our Conservation Department, the light-colored areas indicate where indigo dye is present.
5th century C.E.
Late Antique Period
11 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (29.2 x 29.2 cm)
as mounted: 16 x 16 x 1 11/16 in. (40.6 x 40.6 x 4.3 cm) (show scale)
Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Coptic. Female Personification, 5th century C.E. Flax, wool, 11 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. (29.2 x 29.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 56.125. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 56.125_PS9.jpg)
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