Two fragments of shoulder bands
7th-9th century A.D.
Overall (a): 11.3 x 16 cm (4 7/16 x 6 5/16 in.) Overall (b): 10.5 x 47.5 cm (4 1/8 x 18 11/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool, tapestry
Not On View
Warp and ground of the main area of the band is in linen; design is in red, blue, yellow and natural-colored linen.
(a) Design consists of a leaf or a spade-like motif enclosing a plant; surrounding it are discs and a cross between half-shaped leaves that border the main area of the band; framed by an undulating branch woven with yellow and light green wool on a ground of red wool.
(b) Design consists of connected oval shaped motifs, each enclosing a spade-shaped leaf; half leaves border the band; framed by an undulating branch woven with yellow on a ground of red. Much of the weft is torn.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection