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Tunic Sleeveband

7th century - 10th century
11.2 cm x 23.2 cm (4 7/16 in. x 9 1/8 in.)

Not on view


This cuffband was probably cut from a wool tapestry tunic. The cuffband comprises two parallel bands with nearly identical patterns inwoven into plain brown ground. Both of the bands have wavecrest borders and a pattern of alternating tree/plant forms and dotted, crudely shaped crescents. The colors used are: brown wool, undyed light, dark blue, green, yellow and red wool.

D. Thompson, Unpublished Ms. of the Catalogue of Textiles in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection (1976), Cat. no. 116.

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.