7th-8th century A.D.
Overall: 54 x 25.5 cm (21 1/4 x 10 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
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Red woolen ground divided into diamonds by curving vines bearing heart-shaped and three-lobed leaves. Each diamond encloses altenately a medallion with an eight-pointed motif and an oval form framed by eight leaves. The design is woven with brown wool. Probably part of a furnishing textile; the design and colors suggest the influence of Byzantine silks.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection