Fragment of a square medallion
6th–7th century A.D.
Overall: 16 x 14 cm (6 5/16 x 5 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool tapestry
Not On View
Fragment of a square tapestry panel woven with a red ground of wool and human figures woven with brownish orange and natural colored linen. The design shows three putti at the upper half; two of these are carrying baskets (?) that they extend towards a central figure (?); and a smaller putto between them. Another putto is in the lower right side of the square. Design shows Roman influence. Very much torn and worn. The upper border of the panel shows that the tapestry was sewed into a plain linen weaving.
Gift of Rt. Rev. Mgr. Arthur T. Connolly