Fragment of a tapestry medallion
5th–6th century A.D.
Overall: 32.5 x 23.5 cm (12 13/16 x 9 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry, eccentric weft, dovetailed
Not On View
Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen, design of vine leaves woven in brown wool inside a roundel framed by a border filled with interlaced bands. The outer frame consists pointed motifs and circles. A small yellow disc is in the center of the composition. Details are executed with a flying shuttle. Variations of the interlaced motifs occur in Late Roman and Early Christian art.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection