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Fragment of a garment

Late 12th century


Overall: 26.5 x 68 cm (10 7/16 x 26 3/4 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; tapestry

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ground: cream linen gauze (in cloth weave). Design: red, yellow, and blue silk tapestry. Band (.08 wide) of guilloche enclosing yellow rabbit on red oval and affronted birds in blue silk or cream linen on yellow oval. Above and below is line of debased Naskh writing (.01 high) in red on yellow. At top of piece is line of large debased Naskh writing (.025 high) in yellow and blue on red. Stained; full of holes. Inscription: “Victory from God” (repeated). See note on 15.764.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection