Tapestry

Egyptian
second half of 11th century


Dimensions

Height x width: 3 5/8 x 11 7/16 in. (9.2 x 29 cm)

Accession Number

15.376

Medium or Technique

Linen and silk

Not On View

Collections

Africa and Oceania, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Ground: cream glazed linen cloth; stained small holes. Plain selvedge at right. Design: tapestry band. Imitation Kufic inscription of blue silk: tails of letters form narrow border (.008 wide) on pink silk ground. Shafts of tall letters (.015 high) divide band into compartments, each containing lattice of cream linen and black silk filled with blue, pink, green or yellow silk lozenges. At top and bottom is narrow scroll border of yellow and black silk. See note for 32.117.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection