Fragment of a band
6th–7th century A.D.
Overall: 6.5 x 32.5 cm (2 9/16 x 12 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry, hatching
Not On View
Band of ornament consisting of a nude male figure in the center of the band and vines growing from jars woven with light neutral colored linen and dark brown wool. The nude figure and the vine suggest that this is a Dionysiac scene. The shape of the band suggests that it is a fragment of a shoulder band (clavus).
Gift of Rt. Rev. Mgr. Arthur T. Connolly