Shoulder band (clavus)

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

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry

Not On View


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



Warp of linen; ground of red and dark blue wool; design shows a haloed female figure and oval-shaped floral motifs with two birds (?) between them; woven with red, dark blue, yellow and light green wool and natural-colored linen; fragment of a shoulder band (clavus). Design shows Byzantine influence.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection