Medallion and three fragments of border
7th–8th century A.D.
Height x width (a): 19.3 x 3.9 cm (7 5/8 x 1 9/16 in.) Height x width (b): 15.5 x 4 cm (6 1/8 x 1 9/16 in.) Height x width (c): 17.5 x 3.2 cm (6 7/8 x 1 1/4 in.) Height x width (d): 11 x 10.3 cm (4 5/16 x 4 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool tapestry
Not On View
Warp of linen, ground of brownish violet wool woven into natural-colored linen;
04.2015a-c: Design in each of the three band fragments consists of a row of connected oval-shaped motifs, each containing an S-like design. The ovals in a and b are woven with red wool and the ground with brownish violet wool. Two of the ovals in c are in natural-colored linen.
04.2015d: Design in the center of the square panel is of an undefined brownish animal on a natural-colored linen ground, surounded by a border of connected lozenges in red wool; each lozenge contains an S-like motifs. From Akhmîn.
Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot VI. 33. £5)
Emily Esther Sears Fund