Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Arabic)
11th–12th century


Dimensions

Overall: 14.5 x 17cm (5 11/16 x 6 11/16in.)

Accession Number

32.113

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: coarse cream linen gauze (in cloth weave); very much worn. Design: silk tapestry band; guilloche of light blue and green framing small black and cream confronted birds on a bright yellow ground; above and below (addorsed) is inscription in simple Kufic (.013 high) dark blue on cream ground. Inscription: “God gives success” (repeated). See note.

Credit Line

H. E. Bolles Fund