Fragment of a border
8th–9th century A.D.
Object Place: Eastern Mediterranean,, Egypt
Overall: 13 x 64cm (5 1/8 x 25 3/16in.)
Medium or Technique
Wool and linen tapestry
Not On View
Design of natural-colored linen and polychrome wool; represents three beaded medallions each enclosing a pair of horses (?) flanking a stylized tree; ground of purple wool; five pointed motifs border the fragment; woven with yellow, dark and light brown, red, and purple wool and natural-colored linen. Design shows Sasanian influence.
Gift of Mrs. Stanford Calderwood