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Fragment of a garment (?)

Egyptian (Islamic: Upper Egypt ?)
Tulunid Period
868–905 A.D.

Object Place: Upper Egypt (?), Egypt


Overall: 30 x 53 cm (11 13/16 x 20 7/8 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool, tapestry

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ground of borwnish-red wool on paired wool warps; design consists of a broad tapestry band with two affronted lions and a deer between them, part of an addorsed lion is on the right; woven with yellow, blue, brownish-red and pink on a green ground, band is framed by a border with a square medallion flanked by discs on a blue ground. Design shows Sassanian influence.


Lent by Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes, October 16, 1937.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Jackson Holmes