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Fragment of tapestry

Egyptian (Arabic)
Fatamid period
12th century

Object Place: Egypt


22 x 25 cm (8 11/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen; tapestry

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Very fine undyed linen tabby-woven ground with inwoven tapestry band using white, red, yellow-green, blue, black and gold silk yarns. Wide inner band shows row of overlapping lozenges decorated with small motifs. Narrower outer bands show single leaves between repeating kufic characters. Narrow blue outer borders. Large brown stain; holes, ragged edges. Gold wire worn off silk core

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund