Fragment of tapestry borders

Saracenic
11th century(?)


Dimensions

Height x width: 8 1/4 x 10 5/8 in. (21 x 27 cm)

Accession Number

07.318

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: cream linen cloth, sewed to bottom and left of piece. Warps: cream linen. Design: red and yellow silk tapestry. Series of bands (.03 to .06 wide) with guilloche enclosing rabbit, bird, or pair of conventional ducks on red ovals. Bands are separated by lines of debased Naskh writing (.01 high) in red on yellow. Many holes; stained at top. Inscription (very debased): “Victory from God” (repeated). See note on 15.764.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection