Fragment of a garment

Egyptian
Late 12th century


Dimensions

Overall: 68 x 44 cm (26 3/4 x 17 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

07.467

Medium or Technique

Linen and Silk; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: cream linen cloth, mostly perished. Design: red and yellow silk tapestry. Series of broad bands (.08 to .1 wide) with guilloche enclosing rabbit on red ovals or pair affronted ducks on yellow ovals. Bands are separated by lines of debased Naskh writing. (.015 to .02 high) in red on yellow. Full of holes; stained. Inscription: “Good fortune and prosperity” (repeated). See note.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection