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Curtain

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Unknown

Date

5th-6th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Curtain, Unknown
Curtain: Gallery Label - Current
: A Coptic Textile: Iconography and Function
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Medium: Textiles, Textiles-Woven Fabric (Do Not Use) | Linen, wool; tapestry weave
Size: 54 1/2 x 27 1/2 in. (138.43 x 69.85 cm) (irregular)
Creation Place: Africa, Egypt
Culture: Coptic, Africa, Egypt
Style: 5th-6th century
Physical Description: Latin Cross placed in front of wreath. Secondary design of alternating rosettes and leaf forms along vertical edges. Woven in Egypt about 5-6th century for church use, possibly as a sanctuary curtain. Plain weave with tapestry patterning. Pall with a Lati
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Centennial Fund: Aimee Mott Butler Charitable Trust, Mr. and Mrs. John F. Donovan, Estate of Margaret B. Hawks, Eleanor Weld Reid
Accession Number: 83.126
Artist: Unknown
Role: Artist
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009