7th–9th century A.D.
Height x width: 12 x 12 cm (4 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry
Not On View
Warp of linen; ground of white wool, with design of red, light blue, yellow, green and deep violet wool. Design shows a standing figure, probably a warrior, carrying on one shoulder a long object with a round end (maybe David with a sling ?). The figure stands between two diagonal areas decorated with small square motifs. Design shows Byzantine influence. Fram Akhmîn.
Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot VI. 33, £5)
Emily Esther Sears Fund