Part of a garment

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


Height x width: 24 x 41 cm (9 7/16 x 16 1/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen tapestry

Not On View


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



Natural colored linen, into which are woven three shoulder bands (clavi) of which two are connected. Design shows connected heart-shaped motifs, in blue, pink, and yellow. The motifs in one of the two connected bands are woven in dark and light blue and those in the other band are in dark and light pink. The motifs in the single band are in dark and light blue. Yellow areas are in each of the three bands. From the same garment as 15.723.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection