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Fragment of a garment

Egyptian (Arabic)
second half of 11th century


Height x width: 2 9/16 x 1 7/16 in. (6.5 x 3.7 cm)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Cotton, linen and Silk; tapestry

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Ground: entirely cut away. Warps: cream cotton. Design: tapestry band of pink, blue-green, yellow and black silk and cream linen. At top: disconnected pink ovals with cream rabbit. Blue-green geometric forms in interstices. Below is running leafy vine of cream on black. At bottom is imitation Kufic inscription (.01 high) in cream on pink band. Shafts of tall letters divide band into compartments each containing a small yellow palmette.

Credit Line

Gift of H. A. Elsberg