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Garment Decoration ("Clavus") with a Scene of the Chase


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Description This tapestry woven section of a "clavus" (vertical strip of ornamentation) depicts a hunting scene with men carrying swords interspersed with different species of animals. When applied to clothing, classical hunting motifs served primarily a decorative role and became a popular subject, especially during the 5th century.
Exhibitions
  • Realms of Faith: Medieval and Byzantine Art from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville. 2001-2002.
  • Realms of Faith: Medieval and Byzantine Art from the Walters Art Museum. Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville. 2002-2005.
Provenance Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
4th-5th century (Early Byzantine)
Medium
wool on linen
(Textiles)
Accession Number
83.464
Measurements
L: 23 7/16 x W: 5 1/2 in. (59.5 x 14 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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