Fragment of band
8th–9th century A.D.
Overall: 23 x 38.5 cm (9 1/16 x 15 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool tapestry
Not On View
Warp of linen; ground of red wool, with a design of a central medallion that encloses two affronted dogs flanking a tree; a bird is in each of the four corners of a rectangular area that surrounds the medallion; the areas flanking the medallion show on each side a human figure, floral motifs and birds; the border of the band consists of lotus-like flowers on both sides of a scrolled branch; of dark and light blue, green, yellow and pink wool and natural-colored linen. Probably a sleeve band.
Purchased by vote of the TrusteesFrom R. Forrer of Strasburg