Tapestry

Egyptian (Arabic)
12th century


Dimensions

Overall: 32 x 18 cm (12 5/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.697

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: blue and white ikat linen cloth. Design: two silk tapestry bands; guilloche of yellow and white framing white rabbit and conventional figure (arranged alternately, red and yellow silk and undyed linen) on a red ground. Above and below (addorsed) is a narrow line of simple Kufic (.003 high; red and white on yellow ground) which has mostly perished. Very worn and ragged. Inscription undeciphered. See note.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund