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Fragment of a shoulder band (clavus)

Warp of linen; ground of linen; design of red, green, yellow and brown wool; band ends with a pendent medallion; design shows candelabra-like floral motifs in the band and in the medallion. The border consists of repeated semi-circular motifs.

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund

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

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Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry


Textiles and Fashion Arts