Portrait of an Evangelist, possibly St. Mark, between 4th and 9th century

  • Coptic, Egyptian

Wool with linen

  • Overall: 10 1/2 × 7 3/4 inches (26.7 × 19.7 cm)

Founders Society Purchase, Octavia W. Bates Fund

46.76

Department

Africa, Oceania & Indigenous Americas

  • Lotus
  • Coptic (period)
  • Tapestry
  • Wool (hair)
  • Linen (material)
  • Portrait
  • Evangelist
  • Man
  • Bust
  • St. mark

(Egypt). (Marguerite Mallon-Nadaud)

1946-present, purchase by the Detroit Institute of Arts (Detroit, Michigan, USA)

Early Christian and Byzantine Art. Exh. cat., The Baltimore Museum of Art. Baltimore, April 1947, p. 154, no. 782. Weibel, Adele C. "Hellenistic and Coptic Textile Art," The Art Quarterly, vol. 11, no. 2 (Spring 1948): p. 106-115, (ill.). Art News, vol. 50, no. 9 (January 1952): p. 35, (ill.). Weibel, Adele C. 2000 Years of Textile Art. 1952, no. 18; p. 81, (ill.). Villa Hugel, Essen, Germany, Koptische Kunst, Christentum am Nil, May 3 - Sept. 22, 1963, p. 334, no. 342, (ill.). Kunsthaus Zurich, Switzerland, Koptische Kunst, Christentum Am Nil, Nov. 1963 - Jan. 1964, p. 95, no. 238, (ill.). Ausstellund in der Akademie der bildenden Kunste, Wien, Austria, Fruhchristliche und koptische Kunst, Mar. 11 - May 3, 1964, p. 185, no. 560 (ill.), (fig. 124). L'art Copte. Exh. cat. (?), Palais des Beaux-Arts. Paris, June 17-September 15, 1964, cat. no. 201, p. 181, (ill.) p. 180. du Bourguet, Pierre. L'Art Copte. Paris, Publications Filmees d'Art, et di Histoire, p. 55, no. 19, (ill. 35 mm. slide no. 19). Fritz Volbach, W. Early Decorative Textiles. Middlesex, 1969, no. 31, p. 68, (color repr. p. 69) [Publ. Paul Hamlyn]. The Art of the Antique. Exh. cat.(?), Rose Art Museum. Waltham, Mass., December 18, 1969-February 16, 1970, cat. no. 65. Granger-Taylor, Hero. "Coptic textiles in the Detroit Institute of Arts," Bulletin of the DIA 79, no.1/2 (2005): pp. 47-59.

Coptic, Egyptian, Portrait of an Evangelist, possibly St. Mark, between 4th and 9th century, wool with linen. Detroit Institute of Arts, Founders Society Purchase, Octavia W. Bates Fund, 46.76.