Fragment of a garment

Mesopotamian
first half of 10th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall: 6.5 x 9.5 cm (2 9/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

31.51

Medium or Technique

Cotton and silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: glazed cotton cloth, very stained and cracked. Design: a Kufic inscription (.03 high) with elongated stems is embroidered in split-stitch with dark blue silk. Inscription: “..(blessing from) God and prosperity and glory be to (caliph)…”. See note.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection