Fragment of a tapestry band
4th–6th century A.D.
Overall: 6.5 x 26 cm (2 9/16 x 10 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry
Not On View
Design shows Roman influence. Warp of linen; ground of natural colored linen; with design of dark blue wool. Design consists of two entwined branches from which stem vine-like leaves on opposite directions. Probably a sleeve band. From Akhmîm.
Purchased with the Sears Fund by A.M. Lythgoe,From Ghirgas of Keneh. (Lot VI. 33. £5).
Emily Esther Sears Fund