Fragment of a tapestry medallion
7th–8th century A.D.
Height x width: 18 x 15.5 cm (7 1/16 x 6 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry
Not On View
Warp of linen; the design shows two plants with flowers, one in the upper half of the roundel and the other in the lower half, each flanked by two animals. The tree in the lower half is flanked by a hare and a lion. The other animals are unidentifiable. The ground is in green wool and the design is in red, yellow, brown and purple wool and natural colored linen; sewed onto deep salmon-colored woolen fabric.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection