4th-5th century A.D.
Overall: 27 x 36 cm (10 5/8 x 14 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool, with eccentric weft (S-spun)
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Natural colored linen with a tree shaped tapestry medallion. The tree is woven with dark brown wool on a light natural-colored linen ground. On the central stem is a Greek inscription signifying fertility (Euphoria). A branch that carries fruits and leaves stems from each side of the central stem; and a bird is on each side of the two branches. The inscription shows that the motifs in the tapestry are meant to express the abundance of life.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection