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Fragment of a garment

Egyptian (Arabic)
second half of 11th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 2 9/16 x 1 7/16 in. (6.5 x 3.7 cm)

Accession Number

30.449

Medium or Technique

Cotton, linen and Silk; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: entirely cut away. Warps: cream cotton. Design: tapestry band of pink, blue-green, yellow and black silk and cream linen. At top: disconnected pink ovals with cream rabbit. Blue-green geometric forms in interstices. Below is running leafy vine of cream on black. At bottom is imitation Kufic inscription (.01 high) in cream on pink band. Shafts of tall letters divide band into compartments each containing a small yellow palmette.

Credit Line

Gift of H. A. Elsberg