Square panel

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
8th–10th century A.D.


Overall: 19 x 18 cm (7 1/2 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool, tapestry

Not On View


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



The main field is greenish brown. In the center is a small square enclosing a man mounted on an animal, and surrounded by a circle. Lozenges and circles, each enclosing a cross motif, and beyond this is a narrow ornamental border. The design is woven with light tan colored wool which looks as if it might have been white when it was new.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection