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Fragment of a clavus

The warp is linen, the ground is woven with red wool. The design, of a candelabra-like plant motif and an animal, is woven with natural colored linen, and green, blue, yellow, and pink wool. The border of little crosses is woven with yellow, green, pink, and red wool.

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Source unidentified

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

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts