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Fragments of two bands

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
7th–9th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 8 x 34 cm (3 1/8 x 13 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

22.767

Medium or Technique

Linen and wool; tapestry with eccentric weft

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

Two yellow wool fragments. One is a shoulder band (clavus) woven with brown wool and ending with a medallion. The designs inside the clavus consist of squares alternating with octagons woven with neutral-colored linen and yellow wool. The frame consists of repeated loop-like designs and the medallion at the end of the band encloses an octagonal motif.Two crosses flank the narrow band that ends with the medallion.Torn and has two holes.
The other tapestry is probably a sleeve band (22.290a) woven in red wool. It probably belonged to another garment, which included a similar design of squares alternating with octagons. Details in yellow wool are produced by a flying shuttle.

Credit Line

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