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Fragment of a band

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Byzantine
6th–7th century A.D.


Overall: 6.5 x 32.5 cm (2 9/16 x 12 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry, hatching

Not On View


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



Band of ornament consisting of a nude male figure in the center of the band and vines growing from jars woven with light neutral colored linen and dark brown wool. The nude figure and the vine suggest that this is a Dionysiac scene. The shape of the band suggests that it is a fragment of a shoulder band (clavus).

Credit Line

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