Fragment of tapestry borders

Saracenic
11th century(?)


Dimensions

Overall: 43.5 x 54 cm (17 1/8 x 21 1/4 in.)

Accession Number

07.465

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: cream linen cloth, mostly perished. Design: red and yellow silk tapestry. Series of broad bands (.07 to .105 wide) with guilloche enclosing rabbit on red oval or pair of conventional ducks on cream linen oval. Bands are separated by lines of debased Naskh writing (.015 to .02 high) in red on yellow. Very fragmentary; full of holes. Inscription: undeciphered.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection