Tapestry depicting a jeweled cross
6th–7th century A.D.
Height x width: 14.5 x 14 cm (5 11/16 x 5 1/2 in.)
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White woolen ground on which is a cross with four birds, one in each of its angles. The cross is decorated with jewel-like square and round patterns. Two balls stem from each arm. The design is woven with red, green, yellow, brown and white wool. The design shows Byzantine influence.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection