Tapestry panel

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


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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry with hatching

Not On View


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



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