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Roundel with equestrian figures

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

Object Place: Coptic, Egypt


Height x width: 18.5 x 18.3 cm (7 5/16 x 7 3/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool and Linen; tapestry

Not On View


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



Wool and linen; tapestry weave. Design woven with dark brown wool and natural-colored linen, consists of a central roundel enclosing an equestrian figure framed by interlaced motifs and surrounded by eighteen smaller roundels which alternately enclose animals and busts. Similar to 1994.392.

Credit Line

The Millicent Jick Collection