Roundel with Mounted Warriors and a Lion

Object Name: Fragment

Date: probably 6th–7th century

Geography: Attributed to Egypt, Akhmim (former Panopolis)

Medium: Linen; plain weave, embroidered in silk

Dimensions: H. 8 in. (20.3 cm)
W. 7 11/16 in. (19.5 cm)

Classification: Textiles-Embroidered

Credit Line: Gift of George F. Baker, 1890

Accession Number: 90.5.16


This scene is reminiscent of depictions of emperors and serves as a rare example of silk embroidery on undyed linen. Only the beige and blue colors survive.