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Tapestry

Egyptian (Arabic)
12th century


Dimensions

Overall: 17 x 5 cm (6 11/16 x 1 15/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.700

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: blue linen cloth, almost entirely cut away. Design: silk tapestry band. Crude Naskh inscription (.015 high) in yellow on red ground. Above and below is narrow and running scroll (.005 wide) in red on yellow. Worn and frayed. Inscription: undeciphered.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund