Tapestry

A.D. 941


Dimensions

48 x 83 cm (18 7/8 x 32 11/16 in.); Legacy dimension: .83 x .48

Accession Number

31.59

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: cream linen cloth; stained and worn at edges; several holes; pieced at right. Design: simple Kufic inscription (.015 high) in green silk tapestry. Inscription: “(In the name) of God the Compassionate the Merciful. Blessing from God and good fortune to the Servant of God Abu Ishak, the Iman, el Muttaqibillah, Commander of the Faithful. May God prosper him. The wazir A(bu) Abdullah ordered (this) in the year 330.” See note.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection