Ornament for tunic
5th-6th century A.D.
Object Place: Mediterranean (Eastern)
9.8 x 9.8 cm (3 7/8 x 3 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Tapestry-woven silk and linen yarns
Not On View
Warp: Fine natural colored linen, doubled (occasionally three or more strands) 18-20 to cm. Weft: colored silk, with a little plain linen having tripled weft, turned in at top and bottom. Ground: soft neutral green. Design: horseman in roundel within square, woven with cream colored and brown silk and a little red silk, framed by border of water birds chasing fish, red fruit between. Copy: a similar square but with the horseman facing the opposite direction in Victoria and Albert Museum.
Städtisches Kunstmuseum, Düsseldorf. By 1934, Dr. H. Burg, Haarlem, the Netherlands; 1935, sold by Dr. H. Burg to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 7, 1935)
1931 Purchase Fund