Tapestry

Egyptian
mid-11th century


Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 11 cm (3 3/8 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.692

Medium or Technique

Linen

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: entirely cut away. Design: blue and white linen tapestry band woven on bluish warp threads. At top and bottom is row of conventionalized affronted birds. In center, on blue ground, is a line of simple Kufic (.02 high) in white; decorated above with scrolls. Worn and in shreds. Inscription: undeciphered. Fatimid period.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund