Fragment of a border
3rd–4th century A.D.
Overall: 29.5 x 29.5cm (11 5/8 x 11 5/8in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft
Not On View
Two dark brown tapestry bands inwoven into a natural colored linen. The design on each band consists of roundels connected by interlaced cables. Each roundel encloses a rosette and is framed by a border with repeated disc motifs. The shape of the parallel bands suggests that this may be a fragment of a garment, probably a sleeve band. The interlaced designs resemble motifs in late Roman and early Christian mosaics.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection