Tapestry fragment--panel with horse and rider

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzanitne
5th–7th century A.D.


Height x width: 14 3/16 x 25 13/16 in. (36 x 65.5 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and Wool, with eccentric weft and hatching

Not On View


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



Warp is natural-colored linen; design in brown, red, green, yellow and orange wool and ground in natural colored linen. A square panel with a central roundel framing a square that encloses a mounted figure surrounded by medallions that contain baskets filled with fruits, animals, and busts of female figures. Vine motifs fill the corners of the inner square and leaves surround the medallions.

Credit Line

Gift of Marion D. Campbell