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Tapestry

Egyptian (Arabic)
12th century


Dimensions

Overall: 10 x 11 cm (3 15/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

30.701

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: entirely cut away. Warps: blue and cream linen (in stripes .01 wide). Design: coarse tapestry band. Crude Naskh inscription (.03 high) in cream linen on red silk ground. Above and below is narrow running scroll (.015 wide) in red on yellow silk. Worn and frayed. Inscription: undeciphered.

Credit Line

Maria Antoinette Evans Fund