Tapestry depciting a jeweled cross
6th–7th century A.D.
Height x width: 15 x 13 cm (5 7/8 x 5 1/8 in.)
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Linen and Wool
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White woolen ground on which is a cross of deep red wool outlined with violet and detailed with disks of yellow, blue and green wool and white linen. In each angle of the cross is a blue or green bird, and at the top connecting the horizontal arms is a band of narrow stripes of pink, red, green, yellow and dark blue. The design shows Byzantine influence.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection