62 x 96 cm (24 7/16 x 37 13/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .96 x .62
Medium or Technique
Linen and silk
Not On View
Ground: cream linen cloth; stained and worn at edges; several holes. At top are narrow green silk stripe (mostly perished) and two strips of unwoven warps, probably indicating end of loom-length. Design: Kufic inscription (.115 high) in red silk tapestry. Inscription: “(In the name) of God the Compassionate the Merciful. El Fadl, el Muti’ lillah, Commander of the Faithful. May God prolong his life. The year…”. 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