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Tapestry

Egyptian (Arabic)
12th century


Dimensions

Overall: 3.5 x 13.5 cm (1 3/8 x 5 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

33.511

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: entirely cut away. Design: silk tapestry band on brownish linen warps. Crude yellow Naskh inscription (.023 high) (ornamented above with three yellow conventionalized birds) on brownish-red ground. Inscription: “In the name of God…” See note.

Credit Line

Gift of H. A. Elsberg