Height x width: 5 1/2 x 16 5/16 in. (13.9 x 41.4 cm)
Medium or Technique
Linen and Silk; tapestry
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Ground: gray-green linen gauze (in cloth weave); mostly rotted away. Design: tapestry band; guilloche of cream linen and black silk (on yellow silk ground) framing yellow silk quatrefoils on green, red, or blue silk ground. Above and below (addorsed) is a simple Kufic inscription (.01 high) in cream linen on red silk ground; ornamented with yellow silk ground; ornamented with yellow silk running leafy vine. Very worn and ragged. Inscription: “Power” (repeated). See note.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection