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Ancient Art

Child’s tunic

4th century A.D.

Purple wool on undyed linen

Max. L. 108 cm. 42 1/2 in. Max. W. 79.5 cm. 31 1/4 in.
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Olsen
1956.33.90
Status: 
Not on view
Culture: 
Egyptian
Period: 
Coptic
Classification: 
Textiles
Provenance: 

Fred H. Olsen (1891–1986), and Florence Quittenton Olsen, Guilford, Conn.; gift in 1956 to Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

Gerry D. Scott, III, Ancient Egyptian Art at Yale, 1st (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 1986), 180–81, no. 104, ill.

Lisa R. Brody and Gail Hoffman, eds., Roman in the Provinces: Art on the Periphery of Empire (Chestnut Hill, Mass.: McMullen Museum of Art, 2014), 312, no. 135, pl. 135.

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