Comparison of Arab, Syrian or Byzantine Horse Archers on Silk, 7th-8th Centuries

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Silk fabric from the Shrine of St. Kunibert, 8th century AD Syrian, Erzbischöfliches Museum, Cologne.

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Oriental textile possibly of Syrian or Byzantine origin showing influence of Persian designs.
Date/Period: c. 600 AD.
Material: Silk.
Sacristy of St Vitus Cathedral, Prague.

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Fragmentary Textile with Hunting Motif
8th century
Syria

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Possibly woven in Constantinople using an eastern motif, for the western market.





Textile fragment
7th century, Coptic
Dumbarton Oaks Collection, Washington

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Medallion with "hunting Amazons."
7th-8th c. CE, Syria or Egypt.
Silk. 19.5 x 22 cm.
State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg. Inv. No. 9472.

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Square, Segmentum from a Tunic
Syria, 8th century
compound twill, silk,
Overall: 22.85 x 21.00 cm (8 15/16 x 8 1/4 inches).
Medium: compound twill, silk
Cleveland Museum of Art 1952.104

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Textile Fragment with Hunting Scene
Date: 8th century
Geography: Egypt or Syria
Culture: Islamic
Medium: Silk; samite
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

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See also:
6th-7th century Romans in the Ashburnham Pentateuch
Byzantine plates with biblical characters in Byzantine costume & armour of the reign of Herakleios, early 7th century
Other Byzantine Costume & Soldiers
Plates with figures from Persia and Central Asia
Ancient Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers




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