The early events in the life of Christ appear on this band, possibly from a tunic–from the right, the Annunciation to the Virgin (most of the angel Gabriel lost), the Bathing of the Christ Child (an apocryphal story), the Nativity with the child in the manger, and the Adoration of the Shepherds. The scenes are similar to those on Early Christian works.
Catalogue of a Special Exhibition of Textiles. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1915–16. p. 14, ill. fig. 37.
Dimand, Maurice S. "Early Christian Weavings from Egypt." The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin vol. 20, no. 2 (February) (1925). p. 57, fig. 5.
Peirce, Hayford, and Royall Tyler. Byzantine Art. Vol. II. Paris, 1934. p. 88, ill. fig. 58.
Falke, Otto von. Decorative Silks (Kunstgeschichte der Seidenweberei). New York: W. Helburn, 1936. ill. figs. 53, 68, related objects.
Freeman, Margaret Beam. "Shepherds in the Fields." Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, New Series, vol. 11 (1952). p. 108, ill. (b/w).
Weibel, Adele Coulin. "The Figured Textiles of Europe and the Near East." In Two Thousand Years of Textiles. New York: Pantheon Books, 1952. ill. fig. 25.
Dimand, Maurice S., and Jean Mailey. Oriental Rugs in the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1973. p. 8, ill. fig. 10 (b/w).
Stauffer, Annmarie. Textiles of Late Antiquity. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1995. no. 26, pp. 38, 45, ill. p. 38 (color).