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Fragment of a garment

Egyptian
mid-12th century


Dimensions

Overall: 18.5 x 28 cm (7 5/16 x 11 in.)

Accession Number

15.379

Medium or Technique

Linen and Silk; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: cream linen cloth, almost entirely cut away at top and bottom. Very ragged in center. Design: two silk tapestry bands of red, yellow, light blue, and black. Upper band (.1 wide); guilloche of yellow and black enclosing conventional rabbits and ducks on red ground. Above and below is border (.025 wide) with debased Naskh inscription in yellow decorated with blue on red fround. Lower band; line of debased Kufic writing (.02 high) in yellow on red ground. Edged above and below with narrow scroll border. Inscription: undeciphered.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection