A COPTIC TEXTILE TUNIC FOR A CHILD CENTURY A. The central panel with red, yellow and green embroidered foliate motifs bordered by two white and dark blue bands, the collar and sleeves edged with red and white bands 15 in.
Early Middle Ages-- Alb—A liturgical vestment of the Catholic Church. A long white tunic with narrow sleeves and a slit for the head, tied with a belt. The name derived from the Roman tunica alba (white tunic).
Coat Date: century Geography: probably Spain (Andalucia?), possibly Eastern Iran Medium: Silk; samite Dimensions: Textile: L. across sleeves: 50 in. across skirt: 37 in. cm) Accession Number: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Purported to be commissioned or given as a diplomatic gift for Charlemagne’s coronation in The work, now stored in the Vatican treasury, is actually a patriarch’s sakkos (tunic) that Constantinopolitan artists created in the century.