Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Identifier

1367

Date

2015

Date of Award

4-21-2015

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Major

Art History

Concentration

Egyptian Art and Archaeology

Committee Chair

Patricia Podzorski

Abstract

My thesis focuses on the analysis of two Late Antique Egyptian textiles: Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology UM/IEAA 2004.1.4 and Victoria and Albert Museum, London 294-1887. Using stylistic, iconographic, and technical analyses, I was able to match these two fragments, in addition to identifying theirprobable location of manufacture and date. The IEAA textile contains three separate pieces, a neckband and two clavi, sewn together. Observations revealed that these decorative elements were recycled from earlier garments and were reused together based on pomegranate imagery. The IEAA clavi employ anunusual motif, which I identified as a composite representation of the pomegranate flower. Based on acquisition date, technical attributes, stylistic elements, and comparable fragments, I propose that the IEAA and V&A pieces were manufactured in Akhmîm, Egypt, during the 5th- 8th centuries A.D. Thisstudy enabled me to reweave the history of these two textiles.

Comments

Data is provided by the student.

Library Comment

dissertation or thesis originally submitted to the local University of Memphis Electronic Theses & dissertation (ETD) Repository.

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