Tapestry

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–9th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 16.5 x 16.2 cm (6 1/2 x 6 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

15.420

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

White woolen cloth, into which is woven a circular medallion of light red wool with a design of a galloping horse and a rider. The rider raises both arms and his body is in a frontal position. From the horse’s mouth hangs a spade-like form, and what looks like a long tail floats out behind. Between the horse’s feet is a dog running in the opposite direction. Woven with yellow, orange, dark blue and green wool; and natural colored linen. Most of the horse’s haunches and hind legs are gone.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection