Tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
3rd-4th century A.D.


Dimensions

Height x width: 21.2 x 21.2 cm (8 3/8 x 8 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1985.828

Medium or Technique

Tapestry, Linen and wool

Not On View

Collections

Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of natural-colored linen; weft of natural-colored linen and brown wool; fragment of a tapestry square with a design of a central roundel enclosing two addorsed equestrian figures and surrounded by scrolled branch motifs of which the two on the lower two corners enclose a male figure holding a hare on the right and a similar figure holding a bird on the lower left; between these are two scrolled motifs, each enclosing a panther (?); the upper half of the square is torn; framed by a fringe-like border; the tapestry square is sewn onto a linen piece.

Credit Line

Gift of Marion D. Campbell