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Garment Decoration with Branch of a Tree and Two Birds
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Garment Decoration with Branch of a Tree and Two Birds


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Description Foliate patterns frequently appear in early Byzantine textiles as allusions to growth and prosperity or as decoration. Sometimes they are accompanied by birds, as illustrated in this fragment, and are intended as celebrations of nature.
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
6th-8th century (Early Byzantine)
Medium
wool on linen
(Textiles)
Accession Number
83.483
Measurements
11 x 6 in. (28 x 15.3 cm)
Geographies
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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