Three tapestry fragments
7th–9th century A.D.
Overall (a): 9 x 15 cm (3 9/16 x 5 7/8 in.) Overall (b): 8.5 x 19 cm (3 3/8 x 7 1/2 in.) Overall (c): 6 x 7 cm (2 3/8 x 2 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft
Not On View
Warp of linen, ground of red, with design of deep violet wool and natural colored linen. Design consists of a row of lozenges and octagonals; semi-circular units that contain floral motifs are on both sides of the main area. The frame of the bands consists of repeated semi-circular units. From Akhmîn.
Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot VI. 33. £5)
Emily Esther Sears Fund