Tapestry

Egyptian
Abbasid Period
second half of the 10th century


Dimensions

Overall: 5 x 46.5 cm (1 15/16 x 18 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.463

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View

Collections

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

Classifications

Textiles

In two parts, mounted together. Ground: cream linen cloth, almost entirely cut away. Design: silk tapestry band (.05 wide) in blue, green, brown and yellow on cream ground. Irregular ovals, each containing rabbit, bird or conventional figure, are connected with cream dots on black line. Interstices are filled with triangular conventional forms. At top (in blue) and at bottom (in brown) is a narrow crenelated border (.005 wide).

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection