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Fragment of a garment

Egyptian
Late 12th century


Dimensions

Overall: 36 x 32.5 cm (14 3/16 x 12 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

15.764

Medium or Technique

Silk; tapestry

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Ground: entirely perished. At left is brown silk selvedge (.(15 wide). Warps: cream linen. Design: fine red and yellow silk tapestry. Series of broad bands (.07 wide) with guilloche enclosing rabbit on red oval or imitation Kufic word on cream oval. Bands are separated by lines of debased Naskh writing (.007 high) in red on yellow. Full of holes; faded. Finished at left and right. (Loom-width .32 without selvedge). Inscription: “Victory from God” (repeated). See note.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection