Tapestry fragment of a band
5th–7th century A.D.
Height x width: 12.6 x 41 cm (4 15/16 x 16 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft
Not On View
Warp of linen; ground of natural colored linen, in which is woven a band of violet wool detailed with a tracery of fine yellow wool consisting of connected hexagon motifs, each enclosing a vine leaf. Flanking this ornament are jars and vine leaves; at one end is a block of violet with a linen hare (?). Sewed onto a piece of natural colored linen. Design shows Roman influence.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection