probably 4th century A.D.
Object Place: Mediterranean (Eastern)
12.3 x 90.1 cm (4 13/16 x 35 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Tapestry-woven; linen and wool yarns
Not On View
Horizontal tapestry strip of complete width and cut at top and bottom. Originally from same hanging as 66.377. Weft: wool, S-spun, unplied except for areas where 2 colors plied together for mottled effect (e.g., duck at right); warp: linen, S-spun, unplied, 2 or 3 strands together. Polychrome design shows foliate band with birds, grapes, lotus pods.
1966, sold by Antiken Heinz Herzer, Munich, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 1, 1966)
Charles Potter Kling Fund