Weaving (weft twill)

Egyptian or Syrian
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
7th-10th century A.D. (?)


Findspot: Egypt or Syria

Dimensions

Height x width: 24.5 x 15 cm (9 5/8 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.129

Medium or Technique

Silk

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

Ground and pattern: weft twill; warp: light neutral yellow silk. Design consists of stylized rosettes and dleaves on four tree-like motifs of which two are on each side of a vertical band enclosing geometric motifs, design is in light neutral silk on a light brown silk ground; framed by a border enclosing floral motifs; worn; with holes.

Provenance

1931, Adolfo Loewi, Venice; 1931, sold by Loewi to the MFA for $130. (Accession Date: March 5, 1931)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection