"Hestia full of Blessings" Egypt, 6th century tapestry in the Dumbarton Oaks
The Hestia Tapestry is a Byzantine tapestry woven from wool and linen in 6th century AD in Egypt. It is a late representation of Hestia the Greek goddess of the hearth. The tapestry measures 44 x 53 inches and is labeled in Greek “Hestia Polyolbos" (Hestia full of Blessings). In 1945 a book discussing the symbolism and history of the tapestry was published by Paul Friedlander titled Documents of Dying Paganism. It is in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection in Washington D.C.
Symbolism of Tapestry
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Friedlander, Paul, 1945. Documents of Dying Paganism (University of California Press)