Dec 8, 2009
Dec 8, 2009

Busts and Animals Under Tree of Life

Busts and Animals Under Tree of Life

late 700s - 800s

Plain weave and slit-tapestry weave; undyed linen, dyed wool

Overall: 20.3 x 20.3 cm (8 x 8 in.); Mounted: 28.6 x 28.6 cm (11 1/4 x 11 1/4 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1982.272



This elegant symmetrical roundel, probably from a tunic, features a central tree of life with leaves enclosing the bust of a woman on each side. Animals above the bowl and birds toward the top flank the tree which is framed by a sinuous vine.

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