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Fragment of a shoulder band

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Warp of linen; ground of yellow wool; design consists of connected floral and fruit motifs with branches and a roundel in the center of the band, woven with red, green, dark brown and white wool; a shoulder band (clavus); design shows Byzantine influence. From Akhmim.


Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh (Lot VI. 33. £5)

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th-9th century A.D.


Overall: 6.5 x 29.5 cm (2 9/16 x 11 5/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts