Irregularly rectangular fragment of embroidery
Object Place: Egypt
25 x 24 cm (9 13/16 x 9 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen or Cotton; embroidery
Not On View
Irregularly rectangular fragment undyed linen or cotton tabby-woven ground, embroidered with red, yellow, green and blue silks in satin and laid stitches. Upper portion shows antlered quadrupeds prancing toward left, flowers and flying birds. Lower third a band showing peacocks in poly-lobed medallions separated by foliate arabesques. Soiled; silks worn off in places; small holes, tears.
John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund