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Fragment of a garment

Egyptian
Late 12th century


Dimensions

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

Accession Number

15.759

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

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