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Fragment of tapestry

Egyptian (Arabic)
11th century


Object Place: Egypt

Dimensions

15.8 x 13.5 cm (6 1/4 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

49.85

Medium or Technique

Silk; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Very loose, tabby-woven, yellow-ochre ground with inwoven tapestry band; wefts of neutral yellow, ivory and blue silk and pinkish gold yarn. Central band shows affronted pairs of birds separated by single trees. Bordered by narrower blue bands showing kufic characters. Holes; ragged. Gold discolored and worn.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund