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Two Figures Framed by a Jeweled Border

Two Figures Framed by a Jeweled Border

450–550 CE
Location: not on view

Description

An opulent border of pseudo pearls and gemstones frames this haloed couple. The man wears a "Phrygian cap," a Roman symbol of liberty, as well as a belted tunic decorated with prestigious purple roundels and bands (clavi). The woman appears to be spinning.
  • 1979
    (L'Ibis Gallery, Ltd., New York, NY, sold to the Cleveland Museum of Art).
    1979-
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
  • Thomas, Thelma K., Jennifer Ball, Edward Bleiberg, Kathrin Colburn, Helen C. Evans, Christine Kondoleon, Brandie Ratliff, and Elizabeth Dospel Williams. Designing Identity: The Power of Textiles in Late Antiquity. 2016. 24
    Thomas, Thelma K. "Material Meaning in Late Antiquity." In Designing Identity: The Power of Textiles in Late Antiquity. Thelma K. Thomas, ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016. Reproduced: P. 24, fig. 1-1.4
  • Year in Review: 1979. The Cleveland Museum of Art (organizer) (February 13-March 9, 1980).
    Byzantine Gallery 210 Rotation. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (November 2, 2001-October 15, 2002).
    Coptic Textile Rotation Gallery 106. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (March 18, 2014-March 2, 2015).
    Designing Identity: The Power of Textiles in Late Antiquity. Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University, NY, New York, NY (February 25-May 22, 2016).
    Coptic Textile Rotation Gallery 106. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (May 13, 2019-May 11, 2020).
    Africa & Byzantium. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (co-organizer) (April 14-July 21, 2024).
  • {{cite web|title=Two Figures Framed by a Jeweled Border|url=false|author=|year=450–550 CE|access-date=26 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1979.58