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Textile fragment

East Mediterranen
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
7th-8th century A.D.


Height x width: 21 x 19.5 cm (8 1/4 x 7 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk samit

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



The design shows Syrian or Persian influence. Pinkish red silk ground on which is woven with light tan colored silk a design of intersecting bands of ornament enclosing heart shaped forms. This piece was cut in the shape of a square and sewed on to a garment.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection