Probably 4th century A.D.
Object Place: Mediterranean (Eastern)
15 x 91.5 cm (5 7/8 x 36 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool tapestry
Not On View
Horizontal tapestry strip of complete width and cut at top and bottom. Possibly originally from hanging composed of several strips of varying heights. Weft: wool, S-spun, unplied; warp: linen, S-spun, unplied, 2 or 3 together. Polychrome design shows foliate band with fruit, birds and 2 flying putti holding disk with detached head, possibly a mask.
1966, sold by Antiken Heinz Herzer, Munich, to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 1, 1966)
Charles Potter Kling Fund