2 Clavi Fragments with Stylized Botanical Decoration
Egyptian, Classical, Ancient Near Eastern Art
5th-6th century C.E.
Late Antique Period
08.480.58a: 3 3/4 x 14 15/16 in. (9.5 x 38 cm)
08.480.58b: 2 9/16 x 15 11/16 in. (6.5 x 39.8 cm) (show scale)
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Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund
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Coptic. 2 Clavi Fragments with Stylized Botanical Decoration, 5th-6th century C.E. Flax, wool, 08.480.58a: 3 3/4 x 14 15/16 in. (9.5 x 38 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Charles Edwin Wilbour Fund, 08.480.58a-b. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum (in collaboration with Index of Christian Art, Princeton University), CUR.08.480.58A_detail01_ICA.jpg)
. Brooklyn Museum photograph (in collaboration with Index of Christian Art, Princeton University), 2007
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Pair of clavi ending in oval finial. Floral design on band and floral design on one finial. Other finial has crude bust of a haloed personage, presumably a saint.
Condition: Poor. Nearly all of the wool is missing. Numerous small gaps. Interesting as showing technique.
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