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Cuff band with animals in interlocking scrolls, Egypt, late 4th–early 5th century.  Wool and linen, tapestry weave.  Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M.  Sackler Museum, Gift of Benjamin and Lilian Hertzberg, 2004.204

Exhibition Tour: Social Fabrics


Join us for an in-depth tour of Social Fabrics: Inscribed Textiles from Medieval Egyptian Tombs, on view through May 8, 2022. The exploration of natural imagery creates a thread of continuity between Greco-Roman, Byzantine, and Islamic textile design in Egypt. This tour will consider how images of rabbits, birds, and coiling vines acted as symbols of abundance and prosperity throughout these periods of historical and religious change.

Led by:
Katherine Taronas, Visiting Professor of Art History, Kenyon College

Tours are limited to 18 people, and it is required that you reserve your place. At 10am the day of the event, reservations will open and may be arranged online through this form. The tour reservation will also serve as your general museum reservation. If required, visitors will pay the museum admission fee upon arrival.

Please meet in the Calderwood Courtyard, in front of the digital screens between the shop and the admissions desk.

Harvard Art Museums
32 Quincy Street
Cambridge, Massachusetts