Ornament (Egypt), 4th–5th century
Medium: warp S-spun linen; wefts S-spun linen, S-spun wool, Z-spun wool Technique: plain weave with discontinuous wefts (tapestry); open slits. Gift of John Pierpont Morgan. 1902-1-93.
What is this?
Fragment of tapestry cut to shape from its foundation. Tree arising with twisting branches arising from a container, with a pair of confronted birds in the branches and a pair of confronted animals feeding at the base.