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4th–7th century A.D.


Overall (a): 25 x 43 cm (9 13/16 x 16 15/16 in.) Overall (b): 9.5 x 8.5 cm (3 3/4 x 3 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


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



Natural colored linen warp thread; the ground is woven with pink wool, the design consists of a large circle of leaves (?) enclosing mounted horsemen, back to back, and below them affronted lions (?) and two half circles with horsemen affronted and back to back. The colors are blues, green, yellow, brown, pink and white, and are much altered by time. Much worn and patched.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection