Fragment

Egyptian (Saracenic)
11th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 1 9/16 x 8 7/16 in. (3.9 x 21.5 cm)

Accession Number

15.1304

Medium or Technique

Linen and Silk; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Linen cloth ground has been cut away leaving decorative silk tapestry band in excellent condition. Design: on blue ground are two lines (addorsed) of formal Kufic (.02 high) with tall final letters; (cream and brown) embellished with narrow stems of cream and red. Inscription: “(In the name of God the Compassionate) the Merciful. There is not God but Allah. Muhammad is the prophet (of God). the Imam, Commander, el Mustansir billah…” See note. caliph el Mustansir

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection