Tapestry

Egyptian (Arabic)
11th–12th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 6 11/16 x 3 15/16 in. (17 x 10 cm)

Accession Number

30.689

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: coarse natural linen cloth. Design: fragment of guilloche (natural linen outlined in black silk, on pink silk ground). Above (mostly perished) and below is bold stylized Kufic inscription (.03 high) (addorsed); in black silk on linen ground; decorated with pink stems. Ragged. Inscription: undeciphered. See note.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund