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Irregularly rectangular fragment of embroidery

Egyptian (Arabic)
11th century

Object Place: Egypt


25 x 24 cm (9 13/16 x 9 7/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen or Cotton; embroidery

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Irregularly rectangular fragment undyed linen or cotton tabby-woven ground, embroidered with red, yellow, green and blue silks in satin and laid stitches. Upper portion shows antlered quadrupeds prancing toward left, flowers and flying birds. Lower third a band showing peacocks in poly-lobed medallions separated by foliate arabesques. Soiled; silks worn off in places; small holes, tears.

Credit Line

John H. and Ernestine A. Payne Fund