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Floor or Cushion Cover Fragment with Running Hares
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Floor or Cushion Cover Fragment with Running Hares


Description Conservation Provenance Credit
Description Rows of running hares (alternately upside down) and trees (lying on their sides) suggest that this textile was to be viewed from different directions, perhaps as a covering for a floor or cushion. The twill weave, a relatively new technique at the time, has produced a heavy, durable fabric, well suited to withstand the substantial wear such a covering would experience.
Conservation
Date Description Narrative
10/28/2014Examinationexamined for technical study
Provenance Maurice Nahman, Cairo [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1928 [mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1928

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Period
4th-5th century (Early Byzantine)
Medium
wool
(Textiles)
Accession Number
83.510
Measurements
12 1/2 x 17 1/2 in. (31.7 x 44.4 cm)
Geographies
  • Syria (Place of Origin)
  • Egypt (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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