Fragment with Kufic inscriptions
Height x width: 8 3/8 x 17 11/16 in. (21.3 x 45 cm)
Medium or Technique
Linen and silk
Not On View
Ground: loosely-woven natural linen gauze (in cloth weave). Stained at edges hole in center. Design: tapestry band of yellow silk Kufic characters (.048 high); very formal; tall letters decorated with scrolls in intaglio. Inscription complete at left. Inscription: “el Hakim billah..There is no god but Allah. (Son of) El ‘Aziz billah.” See note.
1934, purchased by the MFA for $295.70 (total price for 34.114-120). (Accession Date: April 5, 1934)
Helen and Alice Colburn Fund