5th–7th century A.D.
Overall (a): 6 x 67 cm (2 3/8 x 26 3/8 in.) Overall (b): 6 x 67 cm (2 3/8 x 26 3/8 in.) Overall (c): 6 x 60 cm (2 3/8 x 23 5/8 in.) Overall (e): 6 x 39.5 cm (2 3/8 x 15 9/16 in.) Overall (d): 43 x 65 cm (16 15/16 x 25 9/16 in.) Overall (f): 7 x 33 cm (2 3/4 x 13 in.) Overall (g): 13 x 32 cm (5 1/8 x 12 5/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool, hatching
Not On View
Warp and ground of natural colored linen; design of brown wool.
04.1984a-c: Three bands with designs that show connected oval roundels enclosing single animals, probably hares and lions, alternating with roundels enclosing trees, each with branches with five leaves. Design shows Roman influence.
04.1984d: fragment of a garment that shows two horizontal tapestry areas around the neck opening and two vertical bands, probably clavi. The design on the two areas around the neck opening show three roundels on each; the central roundel encloses a nude male figure (a hunter?) holding an animal, probably a hare, flanked by two roundels, each enclosing a tree inhabited by a bird.
04.1984e: a band with a design that shows five connected oval roundels, of which one encloses a hare, another a lion and three enclose trees.
04.1984f: a band with a design that shows four connected oval roundels, of which one encloses a hare, another a lion and two enclose trees.
04.1984g: a band with a design of two parallel rows, each showing four roundels, of which two enclose animals and the other two enclose trees. Probably a sleeve band, sewed into a linen weaving.
Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot III, 24.£17)From Akhmin
Emily Esther Sears Fund