Silk band with equestrian figures

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th century or later


Height x width: 11.5 x 20.5 cm (4 1/2 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk; Compound weaving; silk yarn

Not On View


Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Design consists of two repeated scenes separated by a plant, each represents an equestrian figure raising one hand and a man holding a spear towards an animal in the lower half of the band; a bird (eagle ) is above each of the equestrian figures; the design closely resembles those in the silks with the name “Zacharias” found in Egypt.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection