Linen and silk embroidery

Egyptian (Ayyubid) or Spanish
12th–13th century


Findspot: Egypt or Spain

Dimensions

Height x width: 8 3/8 x 2 3/4 in. (21.2 x 7 cm)

Accession Number

30.682

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: linen. Design: woman’s figure with bird perched on wrist. The face has entirely disappeared; outlines drawn on linen indicate arm, hand and neck. Headdress, bird, and woman’s skirt worked with green, red, yellow and dark blue silk in split and outline stitch, and couched gold thread (metal wound on yellow silk). Very ragged, many holes.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund