Textile fragment

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
4th-5th century A.D.


Height x width: 14.3 x 13 cm (5 5/8 x 5 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and Wool and linen

Not On View


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



Warp of natural-colored linen; weft of dark brown wool and natural-colored linen; design consists of a mounted horseman in a central oval framed by a rectangular motif with a rosette in each corner and surrounded by scrolled branches in the four cornersl, interlaced patterns above and below, and lozenge-shaped motifs on both sides.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection