Tapestry

Egyptian (Arabic)
12th century


Dimensions

Overall: 35.5 x 23 cm (14 x 9 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.678

Medium or Technique

Linen

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Design: tapestry band of light yellow, pink, black, and blue-green silk and cream linen. Row of small pink ovals enclosing cream animal or blue-green bird. Decorated above and below with black and yellow zig-zag line. At both top and bottom are two orders; inner border with yellow debased Naskh letters (.015 high) in yellow and pink (decorated with yellow scrolls) on black ground. Outer border with debased Naskh letters (.02 high) in cream (decorated with blue-green lines and yellow oval forms). Large holes; stained at edges. Inscription: “Victory from God” (repeated.) See note on 15.764.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund