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Shoulder band (clavus)

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–10th century A.D.


Overall: 5 x 67 cm (1 15/16 x 26 3/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Band, with pendant form at each end woven with dark brown wool and natural colored linen, on a ground of yellow wool. The design consists of fish, birds and mermaids. The pendant at the end of the band shows that this is a shoulder band (clavus)

Credit Line

Gift of Rt. Rev. Mgr. Arthur T. Connolly