Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
7th–8th century A.D.
Overall: 8.5 x 7 cm (3 3/8 x 2 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry
Not On View
Warp of linen; ground of red wool, with design of green, dark brown and orange wool and natural colored linen. Design shows a basket of fruit in a central roundel surrounded by a frame of connected semi-circular motifs, each containing a small disc. Design shows Byzantine influence. From Akhmîn.
Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh. (Lot III. 24. £17)
Emily Esther Sears Fund