Fragment of a tapestry band
7th–9th century A.D.
Height x width: 3.5 x 41.5 cm (1 3/8 x 16 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry
Not On View
Warp of linen, ground of dark brown wool with the design of disconnected leaf-shaped motifs woven with red wool; probably part of a clavus. Design shows Byzantine influence. From Akhmim.
Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot VI. 33. £5)
Emily Esther Sears Fund