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Fragment of shoulder band

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Warp and design of natural colored linen; ground of red wool. Design shows sea monsters alternating with single flowers; in the middle of the band is a floating female carrying a bird with her two hands . Design shows Roman influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine or Early Islamic, 6th–8th century A.D.


Overall: 6 x 67 cm (2 3/8 x 26 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts