Exhibition: New Discoveries – Early Liturgical Textiles from Egypt, 200–400

Met Museum - Early Liturgical Textiles from Egypt

Exhibition dates: 23 September 2015 – 5 September 2016

Iconographic analysis and scientific testing have revealed new information about the meaning and use of two textiles in the Metropolitan Museum’s collection. The first – woven in a loop pile meant to suggest a mosaic – has recently been recognised as a wall hanging for Christian liturgical use. The second – five recently acquired elements from a depiction of the Crossing of the Red Sea as described in the book of Exodus – can be understood as being from a wall hanging for Christian or possibly Jewish use.

For more information, visit the website of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA.

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