Textile fragment of a Tunic

Syrian or Egyptian
12th–13th century


Object Place: Iran (Persia)

Dimensions

Overall: 34 x 50cm (13 3/8 x 19 11/16in.)

Accession Number

31.11

Medium or Technique

Silk plain weave with supplementary patterning wefts

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Fragment of tunic found near Medinet el Fayoum, Egypt. Ground: light bluish green silk warp. Design: of birds, animals and griffons, and delicate conventionalized vines growing from vertical stems, woven with light green silk (weft). The edges are irregular and burnt in places. Two pieces put together. Part of 30.652, see notes filed.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection