Tapestry fragment

Egyptian (Arabic)
10th century


Dimensions

Overall: 35.5 x 61 cm (14 x 24 in.)

Accession Number

30.28

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: coarse brownish natural linen, torn at top with small dark brown stains. Design: tapestry band. Bold formal Kufic inscription (.045 high) outlined with blue silk: ornamented with crude yellow silk palmettes and stems; on brownish red silk ground. At top and bottom is a plain yellow silk band (.015 wide). Many slits and holes. Inscription: undeciphered.

Credit Line

Gift of N. M. Heeramaneck