Gail Rothschild

Portraits of Ancient Linen

2012 – Present


A series of works inspired by archaeological fragments of linen thousands of years old.
Each piece's title refers to the artifact it was based upon.

Pierced Gazelle Skin Loin Cloth of Maiherpri, 2015
Acrylic on canvas
68 x 57 in.

Rope Jar Sling of Ipy II, 2015
Graphite and ink wash on paper
30 x 22 in.

Rope Jar Sling of Ipy I, 2015
Graphite and ink wash on paper
30 x 22 in.

Temple Scroll Wrapper V, 2015
Acrylic on Linen
73 x 53 in.

A Selvedge Was Preserved, 2014
Acrylic on Linen
53 x 66 in.

Fayum Neolithic Linen, 2014
Acrylic on Linen
53 x 66 in.

Head Cloth of Tutankhamun V, 2015
Graphite on paper
26 x 40 in.

Head Cloth of Tutankhamun IV, 2013
Acrylic on Canvas
53 x 66 in.

Head Cloth of Tutankhamun III, 2013
Acrylic on Canvas
52 x 66 in.

Head Cloth of Tutankhamun II, 2012
Acrylic on Canvas
52 x 66 in.

Head Cloth of Tutankhamun I, 2012
Acrylic on Canvas
53 x 66 in.

Temple Scroll Wrapper II, 2013
Acrylic on Linen
73 x 42 in.
Collection of the Mattatuck Museum

Pierced Gazelle Skin Loin Cloth of Maiherpri, 2015
Acrylic and graphite on paper
30 1/2 x 22 1/2 in.

Dura-Europos, 2015
Graphite and ink wash on paper
30 x 22 in.

Dead Sea Scroll Linen V, 2014
Acrylic on Linen
67 x 62 in.

Loin Cloth of the Architect Kha IV, 2015
Graphite on paper
30 x 22 in.

Loin Cloth of the Architect Kha III, 2013
Acrylic on Linen
62 x 67 in.

Loin Cloth of the Architect Kha II, 2013
Acrylic on Linen
69 x 73 in.

Loin Cloth of the Architect Kha I, 2013
Acrylic on Linen
68 x 73 in.

Dead Sea Scroll Linen IV, 2013
Acrylic on Linen
66 x 53 in.

Dead Sea Scroll Linen II, 2013
Acrylic on Linen
73 x 42 in.

Dead Sea Scroll Linen I, 2013
Acrylic on Linen
60 x 60 in.

Fragment of Ancient Linen, 2012
Acrylic on Canvas
60 x 60 in.