Dec 9, 2009

Grape Leaves from a Curtain

Grape Leaves from a Curtain


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Weft-faced plain weave with tapestry weave and supplementary weft wrapping; undyed linen and dyed wool

Average: 19 x 31.5 cm (7 1/2 x 12 3/8 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1983.262



This deep-purple grape leaf once decorated the plain linen ground of a curtain. It probably refers to Dionysus, the classical god of wine, whose cult was popular in Egypt through the 6th century.

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