Tapestry depicting a jeweled cross
6th–7th century A.D.
Height x width: 19.5 x 21.5 cm (7 11/16 x 8 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry
Not On View
Warp of linen; ground of green wool, with a design of a cross woven with red and yellow 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 04.1985.
Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot III, 24£17)From Akhmin
Emily Esther Sears Fund