Tapestry

A.D. 946–969


Dimensions

Overall: 34.5 x 49.5 cm (13 9/16 x 19 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

31.58

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View

Collections

Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: cream linen cloth; stained and worn at edges. At top are two narrow stripes of green and yellow which enclose strip of unwoven warps, probably indicating end of loop-length. Design: Kufic inscription (.065 high) in brown silk tapestry. Inscription: “In the name of God the Compassionate the Merciful. El Muti’lillah, Commander of the faithful…” See note.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection