Fragment of a garment

Mesopotamian
10th century


Dimensions

Overall: 22.5 x 12 cm (8 7/8 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

31.52

Medium or Technique

Cotton and silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: glazed cotton cloth, stained and cracked. Design: a Kufic inscription (.027 high) with elongated stems is embroidered in split-stitch with dark blue silk. Inscription: “…the reward is to the God-fearing, and the benediction of God be upon Muhammad, the seal of the prophets…”. See note.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection