Collection The Mediterranean region in Late Antiquity was the cradle of both Christian and Islamic culture
At the transition from Antiquity to the Middle Ages, in other words from the 3rd to 6th century CE, the art of the Mediterranean region was shaped by the co-existence and cross-fertilization of several different cultures and religions. The techniques, forms and iconographic traditions they developed reflect this heritage. The Abegg-Stiftung’s very rich collection of textiles from Late Antiquity is representative of this abundance. Most impressive of all are undoubtedly the monumental wall hangings showing figures from Graeco-Roman mythology and scenes from the Old Testament.