Fragments of veil

Egyptian (Coptic)
Early Islamic
9th-11th century A.D.


Dimensions

Overall (a): 40.5 x 29.7 cm (15 15/16 x 11 11/16 in.) Overall (b): 32 x 39.5 cm (12 5/8 x 15 9/16 in.) Overall (d): 67 x 35 cm (26 3/8 x 13 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

zNew926399

Medium or Technique

Wool

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Stripes of red, yellow and blue wool woven into a plain white woolen fabric; on the blue stripe a Coptic inscription of white wool; and in the plain field an inscription in red wool. From Akhmîn.

Provenance

Purchased by Albert M. LythgoeFrom Ghirgas of Keneh 1903.

Credit Line

Emily Esther Sears Fund