Egyptian Sleeve Band [Object of the Day #92]

Sleeve Band

Sleeve Band

 

While this sleeve band is made from a linen material, it was created in imitation of Sassanian silk or Byzantine design. The iconography is that of a “Propitious Portrait” or “Wealthy Woman” that is surrounded by a floral border. The object is dated between 600-799 AD.

Penn Museum Object #E634B

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