Fragment of a garment

Egyptian (Islamic)
Early Islamic
8th-9th century A.D.


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

Overall: 40 x 26.4 cm (15 3/4 x 10 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

37.445

Medium or Technique

Wool and linen, tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Costumes

Ground of light brown wool with a tapestry band woven with red, blue-green, yellow, blue & brown wool and natural-colored linen. At the top is a narrow hem sewed with grey-green wool. Design in the band consists of connected medallions enclosing birds on a red ground, alternating with medallions with rosettes surrounded by small discs; a narrow border frames the band.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes