Two fragments of tapestry medallions
7th-8th century A.D.
Overall (a): 16 x 15.5 cm (6 5/16 x 6 1/8 in.) Overall (b): 17.5 x 16 cm (6 7/8 x 6 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool
Not On View
Warp of linen; ground of dark blue wool; the design in each fragment shows a medallion which encloses two horsemen back to back; with four legged animals (dogs ) below them; woven with red and blue wool. The border of the medallion in 96.315a encloses a scroll motifs with branches and leaves. Design shows Eastern influence.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection