Egyptian (Abbasid) or Persian (Merv)
mid-10th century


Overall: 9 x 25 cm (3 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View


Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts, The Ancient World



Ground: entirely cut away. Warps: natural colored linen. Design: Tapestry band with pink silk ground; pattern in yellow, black, blue-green and green silk and natural colored linen. The central band (.05 wide) is a guilloche enclosing conventional figures, each with a border of yellow dots on black band; interstices filled with three irregular ovals. At top and bottom is a narrow border (.015 wide) with a guilloche filled inside and out with yellow dots. See note.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection