Fragment

Egyptian (Saracenic)
11th century


Dimensions

Overall: 8.5 x 20.5 cm (3 3/8 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.761

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk; embroidery: white linen

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: glazed linen cloth, stained and cracked. Design: a Kufic inscription (.04 high) with elongated stems is embroidered in split stitch with dark blue silk. Above is a narrow line of Kufic or simulated Kufic. Inscription “In the name of God the Compassionate the Merciful. My support is in God alone and in him…” (Qur’an 11, 88). See note.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection