Fragment of a garment
second half of 11th century
Height x width: 2 9/16 x 1 7/16 in. (6.5 x 3.7 cm)
Medium or Technique
Cotton, linen and Silk; tapestry
Not On View
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.
Gift of H. A. Elsberg