Tapestry

Egyptian
early 12th century


Dimensions

Overall: 7 x 12 cm (2 3/4 x 4 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

30.693

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 entirely perished. Design: silk tapestry band; of yellow, pink, green, light blue and black silk and cream linen. Across center is row of connected yellow ovals (.02 high) containing cream rabbits on black or pink ground. Interstices filled with green triangles with small pink rondels in the apex. Above and below is border (.025 wide) with undulating yellow band; interstices filled with pink or blue triangles with small pink or black rondels in the apex. Edged above and below with narrow yellow bands. Fatimid period.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund