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Shoulder band (clavus)

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Fragment of a yellow wool with an inwoven brown shoulder band (clavus). The design inside the band consists of a row of connected lozenges interrupted by two squares each framing a cross. Yellow wool and natural-colored linen outline the details achieved by a flying shuttle. A pendant with a...

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Credit Line

Gift of Rt. Rev. Mgr. Arthur T. Connolly

Egyptian (Coptic), Early Islamic, 7th–9th century


Overall: 6 x 41 cm (2 3/8 x 16 1/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft


Textiles and Fashion Arts