Tapestry

Egyptian
mid 12th century


Dimensions

Overall: 12 x 30 cm (4 3/4 x 11 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

31.53

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Design: silk tapestry band on cream linen warps. A series of narrow borders (in different combinations of yellow, pink, white, and black) enclose 4 identical inscriptions in debased Naskh (each .015 high) and two (Addorsed) in simple Kufic (.007 high). Worn: frayed at edges. Inscriptions: undeciphered.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection