Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
6th–8th century A.D.
Overall (a): 15 x 40 cm (5 7/8 x 15 3/4 in.) Overall (b): 16 x 17 cm (6 5/16 x 6 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool tapestry
Not On View
Plain linen into which are woven with pink, red, bright yellow, green, and violet wool a design of birds and flowers.
10.126a: Design consists of a row of four disconnected birds that alternate with lotus-like flowers; a large hole is in one of the areas where a bird was woven.
10.126b: Design similar to 10.126a, but shows one bird and one flower; the area where a second bird was woven is damaged.
Design shows Byzantine influence.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection