Tapestry

Egyptian (Arabic)
11th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 3 15/16 x 6 9/16 in. (10 x 16.7 cm)

Accession Number

30.688

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: dark neutral linen cloth, mostly cut away. Design: silk tapestry band. Formal Kufic inscription (.025 high) of red, on bluish-green ground. at top and bottom, a series of plain narrow stripes of blue-green and red silk and neutral linen. Very stained. Inscription: undeciphered. See note.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund