Fragment of a shoulder band (clavus)

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
7th–8th century A.D.


Height x width: 10.5 x 46 cm (4 1/8 x 18 1/8 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 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.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection