Tapestry

A.D. 946–969


Dimensions

49 x 102 cm (19 5/16 x 40 3/16 in.); Legacy dimension: 1.02 x .49

Accession Number

31.60

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: cream linen cloth; stained and worn at edge. At top is strip of unwoven warps (.025 wide). Design: Kufic inscription (.065 high) in dark-green silk tapestry outlined with yellow. Inscription: “In the name of God the Compassionate the Merciful. El Fadl the Imam el Muti’ lillah, Commander of the Faithful. May God strengthen him.” See note.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection