Fragment of a garment

Egyptian (Arabic)
A.D. 934–940


Dimensions

Overall: 10 x 12 cm (3 15/16 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

31.49

Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: glazed linen cloth, stained and in shreds. Design: a kufic inscription (.03 high) with elongated stems is embroidered in split stitch with pinkish red silk. Inscription: “(The Imam) el Radi billah, Commander of the Faithful”. See note.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection