Oct 2, 2013
Oct 2, 2013

Hanging fragment with boar head

Hanging fragment with boar head

600s–early 700s

Wool and linen: tapestry weave

Overall: 21 x 25.2 cm (8 1/4 x 9 15/16 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1950.509



This fragment preserves parts of two distinct designs. In the lower section, a boar's head is framed by a pearl roundel; to left and right are fragments of two other roundels, and in the spandrels are segments of stylized flowers. In the field above are four feet of what must have been a rather large-scale horse standing in a meadow of flowers of which only fragments remain. A fifth hoof, turned in the opposite direction, indicates that originally the composition included a pair of horses addorsed. A double row of pearls occupies the spaces beneath the horses' feet, and a narrow plain band separates this field from the one below.

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