Tapestry panel

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th–6th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 29.5 x 29.5 cm (11 5/8 x 11 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

90.242

Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry with hatching

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Square tapestry medallion of dull blue wool (greenish or brownish in places) and yellow-brown wool on woolen warps (12 to a cm). Design: galloping horseman in center, surrounded by border of circles, four to a side, alternately containing running animals (lions, gazelles, rabbits?) and converging conventionalized plant-forms; the areas surrounding the animals contain hatching; narrow running wave border. Many holes.

Credit Line

Source unidentified