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Fragments of shoulder bands (clavus)

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Woven with a background of pinkish red wool and a design of haloed female figures bearing horns of plenty and spindle-like objects (?) alternating with animals under trees, one is probably a bull and the other is a spotted animal, probably a cheetah. The design is woven with green, yellow, brown...

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Credit Line

Abby Frances Manning Fund

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Byzantine, 6th–7th century A.D.


Height x width (a): 6.7 x 29 cm (2 5/8 x 11 7/16 in.) Height x width (b): 6.5 x 52 cm (2 9/16 x 20 1/2 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts