Tapestry

second half of 11th century


Dimensions

Overall: 15.5 x 28.5 cm (6 1/8 x 11 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

30.699

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: entirely cut away. Warps: cream linen. Design: tapestry band of cream linen and red, blue, yellowish-green and black silk. Guilloche of black with cream dots contains either affronted winged animals under a tree with birds, or human figures (arranged alternately) on pink ground. Interstices filled with debased forms and scrolls. At top and bottom is a band (.03 wide) on pink ground, with imitation Kufic inscription in cream linen. Very fragmentary and broken.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund