Rectangular tapestry medallion

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th-5th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width: 25.4 x 22.5 cm (10 x 8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

04.2010

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of linen; ground of natural-colored linen with a design of dark brown wool, which consists of a mounted hunter inside an oval in the center surrounded by four hunters each in a corner of the rectangle and four animals, two panthers (?), one above and the other below the oval and two hares (?), one at each side. From Akhmim.

Provenance

Purchased with the Sears Fund by A.M. Lythgoe,From Ghirgas of Keneh. (Lot VI. 33. £5).

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund