Tapestry depicting a jeweled cross
6th–7th century A.D.
Height x width: 17 x 14.5 cm (6 11/16 x 5 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry
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White woolen ground. The design shows a cross with four birds, one in each angle. Jewel-like patterns decorate the arms of the cross, woven with red, blue, green and yellow wool, and natural colored linen. The design shows Byzantine influence.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection