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The Tapestries of Coptic Egypt

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 5:30pm

Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)
1430 Johnson Lane, Eugene, OR, 97403

Lecture by Nancy Arthur Hoskins

Over a hundred thousand tapestries, from small fragments to large wall hangings, were discovered in the burial grounds of Coptic Egypt (late 3rd to mid-7th century AD) – by the French Egyptologist Albert Gayet. Colorful birds, fish, fruit, flowers, figures, portraits, religious symbols, and narrative scenes -- both Classical and Christian -- decorate the textiles. These tapestries reveal the rich cultural construct of the time and place in which they were created. Nancy Arthur Hoskins, an author, artist, and former college weaving teacher, has taught and exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2009 and 2010 she led The Textiles of Egypt Tours.

Event Type

Arts & Culture


Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art (JSMA)

Target Audience

All Students, General Public




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