Description Images of wine jugs and grape vines were common on clavi (vertical strips of ornamentation). While the meaning was probably secular, vases and vines later evolved into a religious motif symbolizing eternal life or the "Tree of Life." These "clavi" are characteristic of the monochromatic style of purple wool woven onto white linen.
- Recent Accessions. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1981.
Provenance Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Kelekian [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1980, by gift.
Credit Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Kelekian, 1980
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