Silk fragment

East Mediterranean
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
6th–8th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width: 20 x 21 cm (7 7/8 x 8 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

25.159

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

The ground is a pale neutral shading to neutral pinkish orange; the design consists of connected lozenges, each enclosing a candelabra-shaped plant with branches that stem from a vase woven with black silk; the design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection