Egyptian, Syrian or Arab Horse Archers on a Textile, Egypt or Syria, 7th-8th century


A larger detail of this Egyptian, Syrian or Arab Horse Archers on a Textile, Egypt or Syria, 7th-8th century, State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Medallion with "hunting Amazons."
7th-8th c. CE, Syria or Egypt.
Silk. 19.5 x 22 cm. Cut from a large cloth where design would have been repeated.
Acquired for Museum in 1889 by V. G. Bok in Egypt.
Inv. No. 9472.
Pub.: Isk.Viz., 2, no. 432, pp. 10-11.
State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
Source: Silkroad at washington.edu



A very similar Coptic, Byzantine, Syrian or Arab Horse Archer on a textile fragment, Egypt or Syria, 8th century, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Compare this to Arab, Syrian or Byzantine Horse Archers, 7th-8th Centuries, possibly woven in Constantinople using an eastern motif
Other Illustrations of Arab Costume and Soldiers
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