Hestia Tapestry

"Hestia full of Blessings" Egypt, 6th century tapestry in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection

The Hestia Tapestry is a Byzantine-era pagan tapestry, made in Egypt during the 6th century AD. It is now in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection in Washington DC. The tapestry is a late representation of the goddess Hestia, who it identifies in Greek as “Hestia Polyolbos" (Hestia full of Blessings). Its history and symbolism are discussed in Friedlander (1945).[1]


  1. Friedlander, Paul. (1945). Documents of Dying Paganism. University of California Press.

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