Silk band with equestrian figures
8th century or later
Height x width: 11.5 x 20.5 cm (4 1/2 x 8 1/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Silk; Compound weaving; silk yarn
Not On View
Design consists of two repeated scenes separated by a plant, each represents an equestrian figure raising one hand and a man holding a spear towards an animal in the lower half of the band; a bird (eagle ) is above each of the equestrian figures; the design closely resembles those in the silks with the name “Zacharias” found in Egypt.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection