Two tapestry ornaments
Early Byzantine or Early Islamic
6th–8th century A.D.
Overall (a): 6 x 7 cm (2 3/8 x 2 3/4 in.) Overall (b): 6 x 7.5 cm (2 3/8 x 2 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool tapestry
Not On View
Warp of linen; ground of red wool, with design of green and pink wool and natural colored linen. Design of each tapestry ornament shows a trefoil floral motif. Design shows Byzantine influence. From Akhmîm.
Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh. (Lot III. 24. £17)
Emily Esther Sears Fund