Cover fragment: centaur surrounded by animals and flowers
5th–6th century A.D.
Object Place: Graeco-Roman, Eastern Mediterranean
Height x width: 63.5 x 45 cm (25 x 17 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Wool and linen on linen; tapestry, plain and looped weaving, with eccentric weft, dovetailed
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Cover fragment with polychrome wool and linen tapestry woven square panel with a central circle that encloses a centaur. Four circles, each enclosing an animal is in one of the four corners of the panel. Between the circles are baskets with flowers framed by semi-circular lines that stem from the circles enclosing the animals. Red and green leaves fill the areas between the baskets and circles. The tapestry woven panel is surrounded by plain and looped woven linen.
The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection