Fragment

Saracenic
10th–11th century


Dimensions

Overall: 46 x 50 cm (18 1/8 x 19 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.602

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: cream linen cloth; very ragged and torn. At both sides is black silk selvedge (.007 wide). Design: bands of silk tapestry separated by strips of the ground material. Guilloche of yellow, black, and red (.03 to .035 wide) decorated with conventional rabbits. At top and bottom of each band is border (.015 wide) of yellow scrolls on black. Near bottom of piece is red silk woven stripe (.02 wide) with black and yellow borders.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection