Tapestry fragment of a square medallion
4th–6th century A.D.
Height x width: 19.5 x 18.5 cm (7 11/16 x 7 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft
Not On View
Warp of linen; ground of linen; design of brown wool. Design surrounding the damaged central area shows a scroll motif forming circular areas that enclose single fruits and floral motifs, of which some are pomegranates and trefoil flowers. The central area shows remains of a winged? standing male surrounded by vine leaves (a putto ) and a basket. Design shows Roman influence.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund