Tapestry

Egyptian (Arabic)
12th century


Dimensions

Overall: 13.5 x 18 cm (5 5/16 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.691

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Warps: dark and light blue linen, in stripes. Design: silk tapestry band. Across center is row of white medallions each containing four small rondels, red and yellow silk and undyed linen, with yellow ducks on red ground. At top and bottom is a row of white medallions each with a larger yellow duck on red ground. all enclosed by yellow lattice. Above and below (upper row almost gone) is inscription in debased Naskh (mounted backwards?) in red on yellow ground. Very worn. Almost transparent. Inscription: “Victory from” (repeated). See note.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund