Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
5th–7th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 28 x 30 cm (11 x 11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

01.8356

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool with looped weft

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Looped linen weaving in which a tapestry design is woven with violet, red, orange, green, and yellow wool. The design shows a fragment of a square panel with a central square that encloses a fragmentary remainder of an equestrian figure. The central square is surrounded by four baskets from which stem undulating branches that form circular designs at the four corners each enclosing a hunter (?) Each of the four baskets is flanked by two animals.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund