Fragment of tapestry border
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
7th–8th century A.D.
Height x width: 2 x 6.5 cm (13/16 x 2 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry
Not On View
Warp of linen; ground of red wool; design of brown, green and yellow wool, and natural-colored linen. Design shows a row of three connected motifs of which two are oval and one is diamond shaped, each encloses a small rosette; the small size of the border suggests that it is probably a fragment of a child’s garment. Design shows Byzantine influence.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection