7th-9th century A.D.
Height x width: 10 x 28.5 cm (3 15/16 x 11 1/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry
Not On View
Warp and ground of brownish violet wool; with an all-over design of connected diamond motifs, each enclosing a small lozenge, designs are woven with black wool; the border is in red wool with brocaded rosettes in natural-colored linen. Design shows Byzantine influence.
Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot VI. 33. £5) 1904.
Emily Esther Sears Fund