Woman's bust in tapestry

This linen and wool tapestry is expertly executed. Weibel give a wonderful description of how the woman's head is depicted in this tapestry. The subject is a woman with her head turned slightly to the right shoulder. It is woven in very fine wool, which allowed the weaver to provide excellent detail in the tapestry.

Weave Structure: 

Time Period: 

3rd C AD
4th C AD

Culture/Region: 

Source: 

Two Thousand Years of Textiles; The Figured Textiles of Europe and the Near East

Warp: 

Linen

Weft: 

wool