Requires Photography

Fragment of embroidery

Mesopotamian
10th–11th century


Object Place: Baghdad, Mesopotamia

Dimensions

18.5 x 4.2 cm (7 5/16 x 1 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

49.86

Medium or Technique

Silk; embroidery

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

Ecru tabby-woven ground (silk warp, linen weft?), embroidered with brown and ivory silk and couched gold yarns. One half unworked; other half shows a star in a roundel and six lozenges; trefoils in interspaces. Gold discolored, silks partly gone. Holes, ragged.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund