Textile fragment

Egyptian (Islamic)
Fatimid
mid-11th century


Dimensions

Overall: 5.3 x 9.5 cm (2 1/16 x 3 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

30.702

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Warp of light blue linen, fragment is almost entirely cut away. Design of a pair of affronted animals (.04 high) inside an oval medallion, woven with natural-colored linen, dark brown and yellow silk on a ground of red silk; oval is edged with natural-colored linen dots on a narrow dark brown border.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund