Rectangular tapestry medallion

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



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.


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

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund