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Fragment of a clavus

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


Overall: 10.3 x 17 cm (4 1/16 x 6 11/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool tapestry

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



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.

Credit Line

Source unidentified