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Fragment of a Band

7th century - 10th century
23.8 cm x 7.4 cm (9 3/8 in. x 2 15/16 in.)
wool and linen

Not on view


This tapestry band has half roundels, half polygons, and half lozenges projected into the red field alternately from the border edges. Angular vinescrolls meander diagonally between the main motifs. On one border, a step-bracket motif survives.

Technical Description:
Warp: S undyed linen.
Wefts: S undyed linen; S dark blue, S medium blue, S medium green, S yellow, S orange, S red, S pink, wool.
1 tapestry, slit. 8-9 warps, 23 wefts, per cm.

D. Thompson, Unpublished Ms. of the Catalogue of Textiles in the Dumbarton Oaks Collection (1976), no. 68. Copy in dossier.

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.