Two tapestry bands
6th–7th century A.D.
Overall (a): 9 x 46 cm (3 9/16 x 18 1/8 in.) Overall (b): 16 x 37 cm (6 5/16 x 14 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool tapestry weave with eccentric weft
Not On View
Warp of wool; ground of natural-colored linen, design, dentated stripes containing circles etc., in dark-blue wool.
96.152a: one band (probably a shoulder band); design consists of a row of fifteen connected circles, each enclosing an animal, probably a lion or a hare (?). The frame consists of a row of sem-circular motifs, each contains a floral unit.
96.152b: two parallel bands (probably sleeve bands), each shows a row of eleven circles, each enclosing an animal. The frame consists of a row semi-circular designs, each containing a floral unit. Design shows Roman influence.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection