Fragment of trim from a coat
5th-6th century A.D.
Place of Manufacture: Iran or Mesopotamia; Findspot: Antinoe (excavation site), Egypt
Height x width: 18.5 x 31 cm (7 5/16 x 12 3/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk; twill weave with complementary wefts and inner warps (samite)
Not On View
Silk samit with 1/2 twill ground; blue, red, green, and white wefts. The ground is dark blue, the design consists of an ogival framework formed by undulating stems bearing flowers and leaves, and joined by rosette-like flowers, enclosing conventional, symmetrical plant forms or disks with affonted birds woven with light green and two shades of light brown silk.
Purchased by the donor for 800 francs. Nov. 3, 1904
Denman Waldo Ross Collection