Two Figures Framed by a Jeweled Border

Two Figures Framed by a Jeweled Border

450-550

Dyed wool, undyed linen; slit-tapestry weave with supplementary weft wrapping and plain weave headings

Overall: 28.6 x 24.5 cm (11 1/4 x 9 5/8 in.)

Andrew R. and Martha Holden Jennings Fund 1979.58

Description

An opulent border of pseudo pearls and gemstones frames this haloed couple. The man wears a "Phrygian cap," a Roman symbol of liberty, as well as a belted tunic decorated with prestigious purple roundels and bands (clavi). The woman appears to be spinning.

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