Carving of a Horse card

Carving of a Horse


Currently not on display


Fragment of a decorative panel perhaps once attached to a piece of furniture such as a choir screen. Square frame of a leaf-wreath foliage ornaments act as links between frame and subject. Carving of a horseman is now missing but was most likely to be a saint - the Copts venerated many images representing saints on horseback. Earlier display had a reconstruction drawing of the panel with St George riding a horse, drawn by Miss Elaine Tankard, former Keeper of Archaeology.