About this artwork
The distinctive stylized figure depicted on this fragment has wide eyes and an upturned mouth, with streamers or appendages trailing from its body. Scholars have named this figure the “oculate being” because of its wide eyes. However, it remains a matter of debate whether the figure represents a particular supernatural entity or a stylized figural representation.
- Currently Off View
- Border Fragment
- Made 100 BCE–200 CE
- Cotton, plain weave; embroidered with wool (camelid) in stem stitches
- 39.4 × 20.3 cm (15 1/2 × 8 in.)
- Gift of Alan R. Sawyer