Textile fragment with a tapestry ornament
6th–7th century A.D.
Height x width: 10 x 15 cm (3 15/16 x 5 7/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry
Not On View
Warp of linen; a design of a leaf-shaped motif that contains an equestrian figure (?) or a nereid on a seahorse (?) woven in natural-colored linen, ground in reddish brown wool; woven into a piece of natural-colored linen fabric. Design shows Byzantine influene.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection