Tapestry

Egyptian (Fatimid)
11th–12th century


Dimensions

Overall: 5 x 17.5 cm (1 15/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

31.448

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: entirely cut away. Design: tapestry band on linen warps. Simple Kufic inscription (.015 high) in natural linen on yellowish-red silk ground. Above and below is simple Kufic inscription (.007 high) in red silk on yellow silk ground. Worn: frayed at edges. Inscriptions (a) .015 high: “The kingdom” (repeated). (b) .007 high: “Victory from God (?)” (repeated). See note.

Credit Line

Helen and Alice Colburn Fund