Tapestry

Egyptian
second half of 11th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 6 3/4 x 10 3/8 in. (17.1 x 26.3 cm)

Accession Number

32.117

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: glazed cream linen cloth; stained; small holes. Design: tapestry band. Imitation Kufic inscription of blue silk; tails of letters form narrow border (.003 wide) on cream linen and red silk ground. Shafts of tall letters (.02 high) divide band into compartments each containing four tiny rondels of red silk and cream linen. At top and bottom is narrow scroll border of yellow and black silk. See note. [ Fatimid]

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund