Fragment of a shoulder band (clavus)
7th–8th century A.D.
Height x width: 10.5 x 46 cm (4 1/8 x 18 1/8 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and wool; tapestry
Not On View
The warp is linen, the ground of the main area is in red wool and that of the border is in natural-colored linen; the design represents two mounted horsemen hunting animals; woven with red, yellow, green, blue and brown wool and natural-colored linen. The border shows a scrolled branch with leaves on opposite sides; design shows Byzantine influence. Much worn.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection