5th–6th century A.D.
Height x width: 19.1 x 18.2 cm (7 1/2 x 7 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry
Not On View
Warp of linen, ground of brown wool; the design consists of nine squares, the central and each of the corner squares enclose warriors and each of the four others encloses scrolling ornaments surrounding an eight-pointed star, woven with red and deep violet and yellow wool and natural-colored linen; the design shows Roman influence.
Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot III, 24.£17)
Emily Esther Sears Fund