Fragment of medallion
7th–9th century A.D.
Overall: 12.3 x 11.5 cm (4 13/16 x 4 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool tapestry
Not On View
Warp of red wool; design of light and dark blue, green, yellow, red and pink wool and white linen. Design shows a fragmentary roundel enclosing an eight pointed star that frames four crowned (?) female heads, each in one corner and a bird inside a lozenge in each of the other corners; very worn. Design shows Byzantine influence.
Gift of Miss Louise M. Nathurst