6th–7th century A.D.
Overall: 18.5 x 18.5 cm (7 5/16 x 7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft
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Natural-colored linen; with a design of a square panel woven in red violet wool. The square encloses roundels which frame another square surrounding an eight-pointed star. An animal, probably a dog or a hare is inside each roundel and an animal, probably a dog woven in blue, is inside a medallion in the centre of the composition. Vine leaves fill the areas between the star and the framing square. Details are formed by a flying shuttle. Interlaced motifs that resemble designs in Greco-roman mosaics fill the eight-pointed star
Denman Waldo Ross Collection