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Fragment of a garment

Egyptian
first half of 12th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 8 1/8 x 13 3/4 in. (20.7 x 35 cm)

Accession Number

31.961

Medium or Technique

Linen; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: fine cream linen cloth sewed to top and bottom. Design: very fine tapestry band of pink, yellow, blue, green, and black silk and cream linen. Central band; 3 rows of small connected ovals with blue edge containing yellow floral motif. At top and bottom is border with yellow guilloche enclosing yellow bird on red oval, cream palmette on block oval, or 2 yellow palmettes on green cartouche. On inner and outer edges of border is line of cream Kufic writing on green ground, decorated with yellow and red palmettes. Very thin, many holes. Inscription: undeciphered.

Credit Line

Ellen Page Hall Fund