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Clavus

Unpatterned strip with a lengthwise ornamental band; woven in one piece. Various stylized animals in very dense placement, moving from left to right and vice versa, fill the band. A central medallion contains similar animals. A simple repeating floral (?) motif borders the band. At either end...

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Credit Line

The Elizabeth Day McCormick Collection

Egyptian, 7th–10th century A.D.

Object Place

Coptic, Egypt

Accession Number

43.462

Medium or Technique

Wool; tapestry weaving

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes