Requires Photography

Fragment of a garment

Egyptian
probably A.D. 946–969


Dimensions

61 x 52 cm (24 x 20 1/2 in.); Legacy dimension: .52 x .61

Accession Number

31.57

Medium or Technique

Linen and Silk; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: cream linen cloth; very fragmentary. At top, two narrow silk stripes of blue and yellow, separated by two strips of unwoven warps, probably indicating end of loom-length. Design: silk tapestry; 2 inscriptions, mounted together. Inscription: “l…Muhammad, the seal of the prophets. Blessing..2..(Commander) of the Faithful. May God strengthen him…” See note.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection