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7th century - 10th century
17.3 cm x 17.8 cm (6 13/16 in. x 7 in.)

Not on view


This tapestry-woven square was probably cut from a tan wool tunic. The borders consist of a linear vinescroll at either side, and an arcade or lotus motif above and below. This border surrounds a circular motif with a more elaborate lotus frieze which, in turn, encloses a small, wiry, four-part motif. The colors used are undyed linen, and undyed tan and purple wool.

D. Thompson, Unpublished Ms. of the Catalogue of Textiles in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection (1976), Cat., no. 153.

Exhibition History
See Provenance.

Acquisition History
Collection of Mrs. William Henry Crocker (Ethel Willard Sperry Crocker, 1861–1934), San Francisco, CA.

By descent to her four children, Ethel Mary Cocker De Limur (1891-1964), William W. Crocker (1893-1964), Helen Crocker Russell (1897-1966), and Charles Wynn Crocker (1904-1961), 1934.

On loan to the San Francisco Museum of Art until 1953, when the collection was shipped to Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, D.C.

Gift of William W. Crocker, Helen Crocker Russell, Ethel Mary de Limur, and Charles Crocker in memory of their mother, Mrs. William H. Crocker, 1955.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Byzantine Collection, Washington, D.C.