Silk Weft Twill

Byzantium
Byzantine
second half of 8th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 20 x 34 cm (7 7/8 x 13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

33.648

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fragment (believed to come from the tomb of a daughter of Pepin the Short in the Church of St. Ursula, Cologne). Weft twill. Warp: light neutral colored silk. Weft: reddish purple and light neutral colored silk. Design: all-over pattern with gryphon on the back of a bull framed in circles, woven with reddish purple on a light neutral colored ground..

Provenance

Fragment (believed to come from the tomb of a daughter of Pepin the Short in the Church of St. Ursula, Cologne).

Credit Line

1931 Purchase Fund