The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of February 23, 2024

Hunters on Horseback

Hunters on Horseback

late 700's - 800's
Location: not on view

Description

The Byzantine theme of the hunt is depicted with archers on horseback and the game beneath. The colors and border decorations are very similar to the adjacent Alexander the Great roundel (1959.123), indicating they were woven either in the same workshop or copying a fashion. The archers face each other because the design was based on costlier Byzantine silks with mirror-image symmetry.
  • Mrs. Paul Mallon, Paris.
  • The Year in Review for 1982. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (January 5-February 6, 1983).
    Byzantine Gallery 210 Rotation. The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH (organizer) (October 29, 2004-July 18, 2005).
  • {{cite web|title=Hunters on Horseback|url=false|author=|year=late 700's - 800's|access-date=23 February 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

Source URL:

https://www.clevelandart.org/art/1982.102