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Fragment of a garment

Egyptian
Late 12th century


Dimensions

Overall: 40.5 x 33.5 cm (15 15/16 x 13 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.763

Medium or Technique

Linen and Silk; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: cream linen cloth, sewed to top of piece. Warps: cream linen. Design: red and yellow silk tapestry. Series of broad bands (.07 to .1 wide) with guilloche enclosing bird or pair of affronted ducks on red oval. Bands are separated by lines of debased Naskh writing (.02 high) in red on yellow. Full of holes; stained at left. Inscription: “Good fortune and Prosperity” (repeated). See note on 07.467.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection