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Large and small fragments, stitched together

Egyptian (Arabic)
13th–16th century

Object Place: Egypt


11 x 15 cm (4 5/16 x 5 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen, embroidery

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Undyed tabby-woven linen ground, embroidered with faded red, yellow and blue silks in stem and chain stitches. Between narrow borders showing repeated trefoils, a large conventionalized leaf with a small heart at its two narrow branches, each bearing a single heart-shaped leaf. Red silk almost entirely disappeared. Soiled, stained; holes.

Credit Line

Harriet Otis Cruft Fund