Tapestry depicting a jeweled cross
6th–7th century A.D.
Overall: 19.5 x 19 cm (7 11/16 x 7 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool tapestry
Not On View
Warp of linen; ground of pink wool, with design of green, yellow, orange and brown wool and natural colored linen. A disc in the center of the cross is surrounded by eight smaller ones. Square and round jewel-like patterns decorate the arms of the cross. Design shows Byzantine influence. Similar to 04.1984.
Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot III, 24.£17)From Akhmin
Emily Esther Sears Fund