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Fragment of a garment

Egyptian
second half of 11th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 1 13/16 x 2 15/16 in. (4.6 x 7.5 cm)

Accession Number

30.698

Medium or Technique

Tapestry, cloth

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: cream linen cloth, mostly cut away. Design: tapestry band. Imitation Kufic inscription of cream linen; tails of letters form narrow border (.005 wide) on pink silk ground. Shafts of tall letters (.02 high) (decorated with tiny rondels containing rabbits) divide band into 3 compartments, each containing a pair of affronted birds of blue-green and pink on a yellow ground.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund