4th–6th century A.D.
Height x width: 29 x 36.2 cm (11 7/16 x 14 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool tapestry, hatching and eccentric weft
Not On View
Two tapestry bands, woven in plain natural colored linen; ground of linen, with design of brown wool, consisting of semi-circular branch-like motifs framing four dancing figures in each band. The figures resemble those in Dionysiac scenes. Two of the figures in each band are surrounded by hatching and the other two are surrounded by branches. Design shows Roman influence. The double bands suggest that these were sleeve bands.
Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot III, 24.£17)
Emily Esther Sears Fund