Tapestry

Egyptian (Arabic)
8th–9th century A.D.


Dimensions

14 x 46 cm (5 1/2 x 18 1/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .46 x .14

Accession Number

30.687

Medium or Technique

Wool

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: twill tapestry of pinkish-red wool, torn and ragged. Warp: cream wool. Design: large rondels, one above the other; each with a conventionalized tree enclosed by a narrow border with zig-zag design: Woven with blue, blue-green, and cream. Across top is a narrow floral border on a dark blue ground, and a band of formal Kufic (.055 high) woven in cream wool. Inscription: undeciphered. See note.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund