Object Place: Egypt
22 x 13 cm (8 11/16 x 5 1/8 in.); Legacy dimension: .13 x .22
Medium or Technique
Linen plain weave slit tapestry
Not On View
Undyed plain weave ground with inscription on a band of yellow almost entirely rotted away is placed a row of oval medallions, each containing a conventionalized white rabbit on a blue ground. Facing outward from each side of this border is a line of Kufic writing (.025 high) in blue, decorated with yellow (?), which has almost disappeared. Worn and in shreds. Inscription A.L.M. (standing for “God, the gracious, the glorious”).
Purchased in Cairo, Egypt by Joseph Lindon Smith (b. 1863 - d. 1950) for the MFA for $500 [see note 1]. (Accession Date: January 21, 1932)
NOTES:  MFA accession numbers 32.28 - 32.33 were acquired for this amount.
Maria Antoinette Evans Fund