Roundel with equestrian figures

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–6th century A.D.


Object Place: Coptic, Egypt

Dimensions

Height x width: 17.5 x 17.2 cm (6 7/8 x 6 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

1994.392

Medium or Technique

Wool and Linen; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Wool and linen; tapestry weave. Design woven with dark brown wool and natural-colored linen, consists of a central roundel enclosing an equestrian figure framed by interlaced motifs and surrounded by eighteen smaller roundels which alternately enclose animals and busts. Similar to 1994.431..

Credit Line

The Millicent Jick Collection