Fragment with two tapestry bands
7th–9th century A.D.
Overall: 13 x 16.5 cm (5 1/8 x 6 1/2 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry
Not On View
Two bands in colored wool with fish and plant motifs woven into a natural colored linen fragment. Ground of the bands is blue, fish forms are red, plant forms are green and yellow; and border bands are red. The floral motifs may represent lotus flowers (?). Probably a fragment of sleeve bands. Design shows Byzantine influence.
Henry Lillie Pierce Fund