Tapestry fragment of a square medallion
5th–6th century A.D.
Overall: 17.5 x 20.2 cm (6 7/8 x 7 15/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry
Not On View
Warp of linen; ground of white wool with design of red wool. Design shows a mounted figure (hunter ) in a central circle surrounded by a hunter or a warrior on each of the four corners of the square and a lion or a panther on each of the four sides. The upper left corner is missing. Design shows Roman influence.
Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot III, 24.£17)From Akhmin
Emily Esther Sears Fund