Egyptian textile

Egyptian (Fatimid)
early 11th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 2 9/16 x 9 1/8 in. (6.5 x 23.2 cm)

Accession Number

15.390

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: linen cloth (pieced) to which is sewed silk tapestry border in green, red, black and cream. Design: pairs of confronted birds alternating with medallions. Above is fine line of simple Kufic (.007 high) in black on cream ground. Very finely woven; black partly rotted away. Inscription: undeciphered. See note.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection