Ornament from a Garment

400s–600s CE
Overall: 25.4 x 24.8 cm (10 x 9 3/4 in.); Mounted: 38.1 x 38.1 cm (15 x 15 in.)
Location: not on view
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The purple color was achieved using red dye made of madder and blue from the indigo plant.


Six different designs of leaves and interlacing lines are organized harmoniously here within circles, triangles, and squares. Originally part of a garment, interlacing knot designs were thought to symbolically protect the wearer from harm.
Ornament from a Garment

Ornament from a Garment

400s–600s CE

Egypt, Byzantine period

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