Fragment of a shoulder band
7th-9th century A.D.
Overall: 6.5 x 29.5 cm (2 9/16 x 11 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool tapestry
Not On View
Warp of linen; ground of yellow wool; design consists of connected floral and fruit motifs with branches and a roundel in the center of the band, woven with red, green, dark brown and white wool; a shoulder band (clavus); design shows Byzantine influence. From Akhmim.
Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot VI. 33. £5)
Emily Esther Sears Fund