Egyptian (Abbasid) or Persian (Merv)
Overall: 9 x 25 cm (3 9/16 x 9 13/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Linen and silk
Not On View
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.
Denman Waldo Ross Collection