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Fragment of a band

Egyptian (Arabic)
11th century


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

13.4 x 11 cm (5 1/4 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.84

Medium or Technique

Linen; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Fine, undyed linen tabby-woven ground with inwoven tapestry pattern; wefts of red, yellow, green and blue silk. Central band shows roundels enclosing pairs of affronted lions and birds. Flanking this, parts of kufic inscriptions. Holes; silks worn and missing in places; ragged.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund